Sindh Boy Scouts Association(SBSA) to collaborate with TSFC for raising awareness among masses regarding the hazards of Tobacco use, Secretary SBSA Akhtar Mir expressed these views while presiding a meeting of Tobacco Smoke Free Karachi at the conference hall of SBSA.
The said meeting was held in continuation of Tobacco Smoke Free Cities(TSFC), Ministry of National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination (NHSR&C) initiative to make Karachi as a model smoke free city .
Secretary SBSA commenced the meeting after the recitation of Holy Quran and invited Dr. Minhaj us Siraj Project Manager TSFC to shed light on Tobacco Control laws and how SBSA could collaborate with TSFC in this Noble cause.
While Sharing views Dr. Minhaj said Tobacco use is the major cause of Cancer including other diseases because Tobacco leaf , Nicotine including several chemicals are including in a cigarette stick and it also make the user its addictive.
On the other hand a person who is not smoking but sitting at the place where any person smoking is similarly affected like the smoker as they inhale the smoke of cigeratte , that’s the reason our law don’t allow any person to smoke inside any Public Place or Public Service Vehicle, he added.
Moreover on the importance of SBSA collaboration he stated TSFC along with SBSA could aware masses specially young generation regarding the hazards of Tobacco and it would be a role model for all the countries around the world that scouts is also working on tobacco control in Pakistan .
At the end of meeting Secretary SBSA assured for the support in this cause and invited TSFC to talk with scouts of all over Pakistan in their meeting which would held from 10 to 17th March in Karachi and 2nd to 8th March in Islamabad where more than 2500 scouts would gather at one place.
Project Coordinator TSFC thanked for the support of SBSA and assured for the presence TSFC in the said meetings of Scouts to aware them and make a comprehensive plan to work in collaboration on Tobacco Control.
At the end of Meeting Secretary SBSA declared SBSA Complex as a smoke free zone by inaugurating the smoke free plate along with Dr. Imran Shaikh Assistant Commissioner Arambagh/ Representative of Deputy Commissioner South which has fixed at the entrance of SBSA auditorium .
Muhammad Aftab Project Manager TSFC, Bilal Zafar Coordinator Tobacco Control East Karachi, Tanveer Qaimkhani Coordinator Tobacco Control South Karachi , including all the employees and officers Sindh Boy Scouts Association were present in the meeting and also shared their views on the importance of TC laws enforcement.