• Key Fact

    Tobacco kills up to half of its users.

  • In World

    Globally, tobacco kills more than 7 million people each year.

  • In Pakistan

    About 108,800 people die annually due to tobacco use.

  • Health Cost

    Tobacco users who die prematurely deprive their families of income, raise healthcare cost & hinder development.

Factsheet - Tobacco Use in Pakistan.

• Prevalence of tobacco use in any form : 23.9 million
–Overall - 19.1%: Men:  31.8%, Women: 5.8%
• Prevalence of smoking: 15.6 million
–Overall - 12.4%: Men:  22.2%, Women: 2.1%
• Prevalence of Sheesha / Hookah smoking: 3.7 million
–Overall -3.0% : Men:  4.7%, Women: 1.1%
• Prevalence of smokeless tobacco use : 9.6 million
–Overall -7.7%: Men:  11.4%, Women: 3.7%

Source: Global Adult Tobacco Survey, 2015  (Age group: 15 & above)

• Prevalence of tobacco use in any form :
–Overall - 10.7%: Boys:  13.3%, Girls: 6.6%
• Prevalence of smoking products:
–Overall – 7.2%: Boys:  9.2%, Girls: 4.1%
• Prevalence of cigarette smoking:
–Overall -3.3%: Boys:  4.8%, Girls: 0.9%
• Prevalence of smokeless tobacco use :
–Overall -5.3%: Boys:  6.4%, Girls: 3.7%

Source: Global YouthTobacco Survey, 2013  (Age group: 13-15)

• Tobacco kills 108,00 Pakistanis every year (298 per day)

  Source:  The Tobacco Atlas, 5th Edition, World Lung Foundation: 2015

• 5000 Pakistanis are admitted to hospitals every day because of tobacco

  Source: Pakistan Health Education Survey, 1999

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

          Source: Global Youth Tobacco Survey, 2003

• 39% of households are exposed daily to Secondhand tobacco smoke

         Source:  Pakistan Demographic & Health Survey 2012-13 for ever-married  men & Women age 15-49

• 2 in 5 smokers initiated cigarette smoking before the age of 10.

        Source: Global Youth Tobacco Survey, 2013