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ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad Traffic Police (ITP) in collaboration with Capital Administration and Development Division (CADD) on Wednesday launched a campaign against smoking on public transport, police stated.

Stickers having messages against tobacco use were displayed in vehicles while drivers were also given awareness about health hazards of tobacco use.

Officials from ITP and CADD expressed their determination to curb smoking practices and make Islamabad a tobacco-free city.

SSP (traffic) Farrukh Rasheed said in a statement that public would be given awareness of ban on tobacco use in public transport as well as public places and also of hazards of tobacco use by making announcements on FM 92.4 of ITP.

Meetings would be also arranged with office-bearers of transporters’ unions to ensure no smoking in transport, he added.

According to Prohibition of Smoking and Protection of Non-Smokers Health Ordinance 2002, smoking is illegal in public places and public transport while action would be taken against the violators, he added.

The ITP will ensure implementation of tobacco control laws through educating road users, the SSP Traffic stated.

Published in Dawn, May 17th, 2018