According to the Pakistan Tobacco Board, what percentage of Pakistani women are reported to be smokers?

a) 22%
b) 42%
c) 62%
d) 72%


The Pakistan Tobacco Board has recently revealed that the number of Pakistani women who smoke has surged to a shocking 72%, Geo News reported. This surge in women smokers has caused medical experts to raise serious concerns about the grave health implications of the habit, a survey shared by the tobacco board with a public accounts subcommittee in the federal capital said. Increased smoking was a leading factor in increased anxiety and depression among women, health experts say, adding that the habit doubles the risk of stroke and severely impacts their reproductive health. Experts further said the risk of stillborns and the likelihood of fatal lung disease in newborns increased by 20 times when women smoked, adding that the bone density of women who smoke decreases, increasing the risk of hip fracture. Data suggested that there are more than 30 million smokers in Pakistan and more than 80 billion cigarettes are smoked annually.
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