Saba Qamar challenges women smoking stigma in Pakistan

Saba Qamar challenges women smoking stigma in Pakistan
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ISLAMABAD - Pakistani actress Saba Qamar has tackled the stigma surrounding women smoking in the country.

The Hindi Medium actress posted a picture from a latest photo shoot on her Instagram which shows her holding a boom box and grooving with a cigarette in her mouth.

The caption of the picture read, “Mard peeyein toh wah, hum peeyein toh haaaa. Tum khao toh chips, hum khaain toh aaloo [If men smoke then you go wow but if we [women] smoke then you criticise. If you eat then they are fries, if we eat they are potatoes].”

“Smoking is injurious to all, not only to women,” she added in an apparent reference to criticism from certain segments of the society after a picture and video of Pakistani actress Mahira Khan smoking went viral.

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