A news report claimed that 40 countries have so far ratified the tobacco control treaty called the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control and more are likely to follow suit. 

If the government of Pakistan takes an initiative by discouraging the growth of tobacco crops in the country, it will not only benefit public health, but also improve human resource productivity which is affected by premature deaths through tobacco-related ailments such as heart diseases and cancer. 

We hope that the government will do it’s level best to provide a peaceful and clean life to its citizens. 

BAKHTIYAR PHULLAN KECH, 

Turbat, July 29.