Chaired Tobacco Greenwashing Misinformation/Disinformation in the Times of Covid-19

Chaired Tobacco Greenwashing Misinformation/Disinformation in the Times of Covid-19

Dr. Nausheen Hamid, Parliamentary Secretary for Health, stated that WHO has estimated that 100 million people fall into poverty (defined by low food expenditure) annually due to out-of-pocket health expenditures, with much of these expenditures for the treatment of non-communicable diseases. This has major consequences for public health. In Pakistan tobacco consumption costs the health burden worth Rs 140 billion due to cost related to health care and loss of productivity due to pre-mature deaths in 2012.