Islamabad: In 2012, Pakistan is among those few countries where smokers count decreased. According to Institute of Statistics Pakistan, almost 10% production decreased in Pakistan. The stats show that a vast amount of Pakistanis left Cigarette. In July-August 2012 Cigarette production was about 9.95 billion rupees which was 5-7% different as compare to 2011.
Why Pakistanis are Quitting Cigarette?
There is couple of reasons due to which Pakistani people are going far from smoking. The major reason is Inflation in country, reported by media. In last few months, cigarette prices of different brands increased rapidly. Majority of People are hardly to get three times food and this extra Cigarette expense is not more than just lamest thing for them.
There are also some other reasons which are causing people to left this bad Addiction
1. Awareness: People are getting consciousness about bad impacts of smoking. Cancer cases in relatives and friends changed life of many smokers. On other hand, useful articles, workshops and Documentaries also are also helping people to think on this issue.
2. Connection with Religion: Some people told that they quitted Cigarette after links with religious parties. Though many scholars rate Cigarette smoking as Permitted Actions (Mubah), they also recommend avoiding it.
3. Alternative means: Very few percentages of people choose this option. Some people shift to Gutka, Mawa, Mainpuri, Pan, Naswar or even Alcohol drinks.
Negative Side of Story:
It’s a positive sign of our society that Pakistanis are leaving Cigarette but other side of picture is horrible. According to recent media reports, Cigarette smoking trend is decreasing in Pakistani people but on other hand it’s increasing in teenagers’ boys and girls.
Shisha bars also played leading role in this and these teenagers bunk from schools and go to Sheesha Café. Punjab and Sindh Government banned these bars but they are still operating by paying bribe to law Police and local political parties. Increase in Sheesha addiction is girls also a black side of our Metropolitan cities society.