KMU, constituents declared tobacco free zones

Staff Reporter

PESHAWAR: The Khyber Medical University (KMU), Peshawar and it's constituent institutes have been declared as tobacco free zones.

In this regard a function was arranged in which Prof Dr Arshad Javaid, Vice Chancellor, KMU participated as chief guest whereas Dr Kamran Siddique, Prof of Global Public Health at the University of York, London, the high officials of Tobacco Control Cell Pakistan (TCCP), Rawalpindi Medical University (RMU) and Health Department Khyber Pakhtunkhwa were also present on the occasion.

Prof Dr Arshad Javaid announced the KMU and constituent organizations as tobacco free zones. He said that the tobacco smoking was injurious to health at every age, whereas the youth were most addicted to it so that it was compulsory to stop it in the educational institutes.  

He stated, “The initiative taken by the GPHYUL and the KMU against tobacco will have encouraging results.” While quoting World Health Organization (WHO), he said, “The statistics shows that tobacco smoking has become great threat to the developing countries and the addiction of young people to tobacco smoking is a great challenge to us.”  

He said that due to tobacco smoking 60 lac people died each year. Among the died 6 lac are those who were not directly involved in smoking, adding that to make educational institutes smoking-free-zones was not only demand of the time but their social responsibility as well. He ensured that the students of the KMU would not only cooperate, but the proctorial board would also take necessary steps in the stoppage of the outbreak.

Related Posts


There are 0 comments for this article

Leave a Reply