A seminar on “Stop Smoking-Prevent Lung Cancer” was held in University Medical & Dental College Faisalabad in collaboration with Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital & Research Center on 24th May. Prof Dr Zahid Masood, Head Department of Community Medicine, UMDC in his presentation told said that Tobacco use is one of the leading causes of death, which is preventable. The global tobacco epidemic kills one person after every 6 seconds. He told that the list of diseases caused by tobacco now includes cancers of the kidneys, stomach, cervix, and pancreas as well as leukemia, cataracts, pneumonia, and gum disease. He further said that the number of young female smokers in Pakistan has jumped to 16 % from 6 % in recent years. The number of female smokers in their teens and twenties has increased rapidly. Dr Zahid told that according to a report, Pakistanis in general consume Rs. 450 billion worth of tobacco annually and this trend needs to be curbed. The usage of tobacco in the form of Shisha or Hookah is gaining popularity among youngsters in urban areas of the country. However, it must be noted that smoking Shisha for an hour is equal to smoking 100 cigarettes in the same time. In countries like Pakistan a single cigarette pack was cheaper than a loaf of bread and consequently smoking was getting popular among youth due to its easy availability and affordability. Dr Zahid further added that appropriate and efficient measures to prohibit smoking and tobacco chewing will not only prevent deaths but also curtail heavy expenditure incurred on diseases caused due to consumption of tobacco and its bi-products. Dr Abdul Hannan, Fellow Medical Oncologist, Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital & Research Center in his key note address told that more deaths are caused each year by tobacco use than by all deaths from AIDS, illegal drug use, alcohol use, motor vehicle injuries, suicides & murders combined. On average, adults who smoke cigarettes die 14 years earlier than nonsmokers. According to research nearly 40 % of cancers in adult males of Pakistan are associated with tobacco. Tobacco kills 5 million people globally a year and death toll is expected to rise to 8 million by 2030's of which more than 80% will live in low- and middle-income countries. Dr Nahida Khan from Department Community Medicine and Kanwal Anwar student of MBBS 4th year also spoke on the hazards of smoking. Dr Sidra Akram thanked the guests and audience. In the end Dr Zahid Masood and Dr Muhammad Akram Malik, Head Department of Urology, presented University memento and publications to Dr Abdul Hannan.