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Tobacco Cessation Clinic
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Tobacco Control Cell, Ministry of National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination, Pakistan
Publication date: 2019-03-26
 
Tob. Prev. Cessation 2019;5(Supplement):A126
 
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ABSTRACT
Pakistan has the high prevalence of cigarette smoking (15.6 million) among top 10 countries in the world. Tobacco kills 160,000 every year, 5000 admitted to hospital every day, children between 6 to 15 age start smoking every day. 2 in 5 smokers start smoking before the age of ten. 39% households expose to second hand smoke daily. However 76% want to quit. Smoking Cessation Services at government level are not available in Pakistan. With my efforts 1st Government funded a Tobacco Cessation Clinic was established in 2013, providing cessation services to smokers, till to date only two institutes are providing the quitting services.
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