Smoking banned in University of Peshawar
PESHAWAR, May 24(Dawn): The administration of the University of Peshawar has
banned the use and sale of tobacco inside the campus, making it a 'tobacco-free
zone'. The ban has been imposed on all sorts of tobacco products, whose sale
would be strictly prohibited after June 1, a university spokesman
According to a notification issued on Wednesday by the directorate
of administration of the University of Peshawar, all shops and canteens in the
campus were ordered to dispose their existing stuff till May 31 after which they
would not be allowed to sell or purchase tobacco items.
owners of canteens were warned of strict disciplinary action if they did not
follow the instructions, including cancellation of allotment contracts in case
of repeated violations. The step is in line with the universtiy's recent
commitment with the World Health.
The university administration also
issued an 'informative letter' to be displayed in canteens and shops in the
campus to 'sensitise' the students. It warned students of dire consequences and
advised them to quit smoking. "University is a place where along with the
education, students are also taught manners and etiquettes and the
administration is taking every care of the health of these nation-builders.
Every one of us has to create awareness in this regard thus making our
surroundings, university, city, province, country and the world a tobacco-free
zone," said a press release issued by the university administration here on