The impact of cigarettes  

 I would like to draw the attention of the authorities to the following issue in our society, smoking. This trend is increasing in our generation day by day.

Cigarettes are injurious for health. The cigarette is the deadliest artefact in the history of civilization. Increasing the tax rate would improve health outcomes by reducing cigarette consumption and generating additional revenues for the government.

Nowadays, mostly teenage male students are involved in smoking. They smoke in universities, schools, colleges, just for fashion. They have got a wrong perception that people while smoking look fashionable. Students are the future of the country and they’re spoiling themselves by indulging in the bad habit of smoking.

Being a student in a university, I strictly condemn the sale of cigarettes in educational institutions and request the government of Sindh to put a ban on the sale of cigarettes in educational institutions at least.

FABIHA SHANZEY,

Karachi.

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