Health Ministry Orders to Print New Warning Pictures on Cigarette Packs

The Ministry of National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination has issued a notification to print new Pictorial Health Warning (PHW) on cigarette packets to create awareness among the people about the hazards of smoking.

The new pictorial warning shows the disease “Gangrene”, caused by smoking. The size of the new warning has been increased from 50% to 60%.

The Pictorial health warning will be printed on both sides of cigarette packs and outers, manufactured in the country and imported to Pakistan. The warning will be implemented from 1st June 2019.

Currently, cigarette packets feature pictorial warnings depicting mouth and throat cancer on 50% of their main surface areas.

As a signatory to Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC), Pakistan will fulfill its international commitments by taking demand and supply reduction measures.

Speaking on the occasion, Federal Health Minister Aamer Mehmood Kiani, said that Ministry of NHSRC is committed to reducing the prevalence of tobacco use in the country.

The new warning will be effective at communicating risk and motivating behavioral changes, such as quitting or reducing cigarette consumption. Tobacco use is a cause of death of around 160,100 Pakistanis every year.

About 24 million adults currently use tobacco in any form in Pakistan.

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  • As this is happening now, cigeratte regular users will stop whining in the comments about other substances, will never appreciate this movement of real diseases that are caused by cigeratte…

    • we highly appreciate all steps in favor of paki citizens, but what about the information minister fawad chdry statement live on TV about wine ” jisay peeny hai woh piye…. ” ??

      • yes I agree fawad chaudhary badtameez tareen banda hah aur usko jara soch k, dimagh se filter kar k baat karni chahye… Apni party main aise cartoon bharti kar k imran khan ko kafi chapairain bardasht karni parain gee.. But still, this is overall a goodstep right?

        • yes right… i have already appreciate whatever steps taken by govt. in favor of all pakistani citizens. sirf fawad chdry hi nahi or bhi log hein jaisay aasma hadeed jis ne assembly ijlaas mein israil ki himayat mein sub ko Islam seekhanay ki koshish ki, or asad umar jo ab tak IMF se qarz laynay per tulaa huwa hai, etc. etc.

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