In 2007 ,Five million people died in the world as a direct result of tobacco.
In 20th Century, tobacco epidemic killed 100 million people world-wide.
About 100,000 people die annually due to tobacco use.
Tobacco use is a risk factor for six out of eight leading causes of death in the world.
Interventions of Tobacco Control Cell are being implemented through Public Private Partnership. The role of partners is to support the Implementation of the Ordinance "Prohibition of Smoking and Protection of Non-Smokers Health Ordinance 2002", and Tobacco Laws. Partners are playing a key role to create awareness among people and the main stakeholders in Tobacco Control activities. Doing the duties of campaigning watchdog and pressure group role. Followig are parners to implement the interventions of the Cell:
- International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease
- World Health Organization
- TheNetwork for Consumer Protection
- Coalition for Tobacco Control
- Islamabad Traffic Police
- National Highways and Motorways Police