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PESHAWAR, May 31: A seminar was held in connection with the No Tobacco Day, which is celebrated across the globe including Pakistan today.

The seminar was organised by the health and anti-narcotics departments and officials of both departments and people from various walks of life attended the event.

Speakers on the occasion suggested hike in tax on tobacco products to reduce its consumption among people.

The speakers revealed that every year 6 million people, including 100,000 Pakistanis, lost their lives to tobacco products.

The director of health department, Mr Ali Ahmad, told TNN, “Smoking causes mouth, throat, and lung cancer. There is ban on sale of cigarettes to children under 18 years of age; the law-enforcement agencies must ensure implementation of this law.”