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Smoking in public transport

Recently, I travelled to Dadu by a local bus in which passengers were constantly smoking cigarettes throughout the journey. When the bus stopped at a hotel on the way, I found many people were smoking there, too. Smoking is associated with a multitude of serious health issues, including breathing problems, cancer, heart disease, stroke, lung diseases, diabetes and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Considering these health risks, it is imperative that cigarette smoking be banned in public areas and workplaces to safeguard the health of both smokers and non-smokers who are forced to become passive smokers.

Farooque Khoso