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Pakistan ranked 54th among 84 countries in tobacco smoking

ISLAMABAD: Minister for National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination Saira Afzal Tarar Wednesday informed the Senate that Pakistan was ranked 54th amongst 84 countries with high prevalence of tobacco smoking. Replying to a question during the question hour, the minister said almost 24 million (19.1%) adults currently used tobacco in any form in Pakistan. That accounted for 15.6 million (12.4%) adults, who currently smoked tobacco and another 9.6 million (7.7%) adults, who used smokeless tobacco (Global Adult…