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Compliance with Smoke-free Public Service Vehicles, East and South Districts of Karachi, Pakistan, 2019

In 2002, the Government of Pakistan passed the “Prohibition of Smoking in Enclosed Places and Protection of Non-smokers Health Ordinance”, which bans smoking and requires no-smoking signage be displayed inside any place of public work or use (Sections 6 and 10), including public service vehicles. As Pakistan’s most populous city, Karachi’s public transport system, particularly buses, tend to be overcrowded with students and workers commuting long-distances. The objective of this study was to assess smoke-free compliance in public service vehicles in Karachi.

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Policy area: Smokefree

Implementation area: Compliance

Region: Eastern Mediterranean

Resource type: Fact Sheets and Data

Source: Johns Hopkins University