Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Government Bans Naswar & Cigarettes in Educational Institutes

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Government Bans Naswar & Cigarettes in Educational Institutes

Naswār (Pashtoنسوار‎), also called nās (ناس) or nasvay (نسوای), is a moist, powdered tobacco snuff consumed mostly in AfghanistanPakistanIndiaIranKazakhstanKyrgyzstanRussiaTajikistanTurkmenistan, and Uzbekistan.

Naswar is stuffed in the floor of the mouth under the lower lip, or inside the cheek, for extended periods of time. It is similar to dipping tobacco and snus.

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) has banned the use of naswar and cigarettes from the educational institutes across the province.

As per a notification issued from the Secretary of Education, the Education Departments of KP have been issued directives to make the necessary arrangements.

“Packets of sugary drinks and other eatables will also be strictly checked. Plus, counseling sessions will be held for the students in this regard to make them realize about the hazards of Naswar and cigarettes,” it reads.

Naeem Javid

Naeem Javid Muhammad Hassani is working as Deputy Conservator of Forests in Balochistan Forest & Wildlife Department (BFWD). He is the CEO of Tech Urdu (techurdu.net) Forestrypedia (forestrypedia.com), All Pak Notifications (allpaknotifications.com), Essayspedia, etc & their YouTube Channels). He is an Environmentalist, Blogger, YouTuber, Developer & Vlogger.

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