[vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image source=”featured_image” img_size=”full” alignment=”center”][vc_column_text]Cancer accounts for one in eight deaths globally. In the 20th century, the tobacco epidemic killed 100 million people worldwide. The World Health Organization (WHO) in their report global tobacco epidemic says that by the year 2030, there will be more than 8 million deaths every year unless urgent action is taken. According to research nearly 40 percent of cancers in adult’s males of Pakistan can be associated with tobacco while 60,000 people die annually in Pakistan from tobacco related deaths.
May 31st is observed as ‘World No Tobacco Day’ as part of our commitment towards raising awareness about harmful effects of smoking (including the high risk of cancer in Pakistan), Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital (SKMCH) and Research Center is organizing a series of awareness sessions for the students to help them educate the public and minimize their risk for cancer.
In this regard a session was conducted on 12th April 2017 at Cecos University / Mechanical Side Hall 1 (Mechanical Department) at 10:30 am
Dr. Kashifa from SKMCH Lahore conducted awareness sessions for the students to help them educate the public and minimize their risk for cancer.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]