SHOULD TOBACCO INDUSTRY BE BANNED IN PAKISTAN?
Shams Ul Huda
Journal Title:Escalating Research
Tobacco is one of the revenue generating industry in Pakistan; it has provided employment to thousands of people in
different sectors. Meanwhile, tobacco is the major cause of different Non-Communicable Diseases, which ultimately
increase the burden on our health care system. Tobacco kills 100, 000 people every year in Pakistan, more than
people killed through terrorism. The purpose of this paper is to analyze the issue in light of literature respecting
different point of view on the issue. I have concluded that dis-advantages of tobacco industry surpass advantages of
it, and recommended strategies to decrease consumption as well production of tobacco to meet Millennium
Development Goal (MDG).