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Tobacco Control presentation by The Tobacco Control Cell, Ministry of Health Pakistan

Tobacco is the single largest preventable cause of death.

Tobacco is the only legally available consumer product that kills people when it is used entirely as intended.

Tobacco epidemic killed 100 million people worldwide, in the 20th century.

Tobacco kills more than 5 million people each year worldwide

One billion estimated deaths will occur during the 21st century worldwide because of tobacco use. (WHO Report on the Global Tobacco Epidemic, 2008)

By 2030 more than 80% of the world's tobacco-related deaths will be in low and middle income countries.

The tobacco industry aggressively markets to youth and women to tap this potential new market.

5000 Pakistanis are admitted to hospital every day because of tobacco-related illnesses.

55% of Pakistani households have at least one smoker. The youth are being targeted by the tobacco industry for recruitment as "replacement smokers".

1200 Pakistani children between ages 6 and 15 begin smoking every day.

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