No mother wants her child to start smoking, drinking or use drugs. Because these are harmful activities. Smoking is injurious to health. Cigarettes and more specifically tobacco smoke contain over 4000 chemical, many of which make smoking harmful. Every year million of people around the world die from disease caused by smoking. One in two life time smokers will die from their habit. Half of these deaths will occur in middle age. In younger people three out of four deaths from heart disease are due to smoking. In our survey it is found that people smoke for different reasons. Most of younger (university students) may started smoking as a fashion.
The main objective of the study was to investigate the socio-economics impact of smoking on students. The present study was undertaken in a public sector university located in Peshawar, NWFP.
A random sample of 82 respondents was selected as study population. The data were collected through well structured questionnaire. It was found that majority of the respondents said that the smoking is injurious for health, some on the view that smoking increases working efficiency and cause mental satisfaction. About more than half, 57% of the respondents spend up to 25 rupees daily on smoking.
Key Words: University, Students, Smoking, Hazrads.