E-cigarettes

  • July 27, 2020
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This refers to the article, ‘Government urged to ban sale of e-cigarettes’ (July 16). The argument given is that they are bad for you and are impractical and a deficit to improve the local health sphere. The article also lauds India for their supposed ban on e-cigarettes. A mere Google search reveals that Modi’s decision […]

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‘Senate House’ cigarette packs distributed among MPs

  • July 27, 2020
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ISLAMABAD: The cigarette packets titled “Senate House” have been distributed among senators last week. These cigarette packets have been specially prepared by a senator, who happens to be a local cigarette manufacturer, and given free to different senators. These packets are designed with no health warning and with the “Government of Pakistan” emblem on the […]

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‘Harm reduction, cessation should be part of tobacco control policies’

  • July 25, 2020
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Islamabad : The Pakistan Alliance for Nicotine and Tobacco Harm Reduction (PANTHR) has called for making harm reduction and cessation part of the national tobacco control policies to reduce the prevalence of smoking in the country. “Two research studies have highlighted the effective role tobacco harm reduction and cessation strategies can play in achieving the […]

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Heat not burn: breaking the bad habit

  • July 20, 2020
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Combustion is the process of burning something, and it requires three elements: a fuel source, like tobacco; oxygen, found in air; and enough heat to kickstart the self-sustaining, heat-generating reaction. During combustion, in ideal conditions, hydrocarbons and oxygen react to form carbon dioxide and water. In more realistic settings, for example in combusted cigarettes, there […]

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Ban on E-cigarettes in Pakistan requested to ensure youth from its harmful impacts

  • July 16, 2020
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General Secretary, Pakistan National Heart Association (PANAH) Sana Ullah Ghuman said that the effects of E-cigarettes on the human body are more dangerous than smoking. In a statement issued on Thursday, Sana Ullah Ghuman said that the use of E-cigarettes causes various diseases in the human body, including heart, respiratory, cancer, lung and kidney diseases, […]

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Heated tobacco devices likely to be introduced in Pakistan; companies seek regulations

  • July 16, 2020
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ISLAMABAD: While the concerned regulatory authorities are yet to formulate a policy regarding cigarette alternatives, the marketing of e-cigarettes has already started in various parts of the country. Keeping in view the growing demand for less harmful tobacco products, big tobacco companies in the country are also planning to introduce the latest heated tobacco devices in […]

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Govt urged to ban sale of e-cigarettes

  • July 15, 2020
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Islamabad : Use of Electronic cigarettes, commonly known as e-cigarettes and vaping devices, are on the rise among the youth of Pakistan, which leads to a new epidemic of tobacco addiction. This was stated by Azhar Saleem, CEO, Human Development Foundation (HDF), in online media session. He said e-cigarettes are promoted as a safe alternative […]

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Tobacco control advocates urge govt to increase FED, implement surcharge on tobacco products

  • June 26, 2020
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Islamabad: Tobacco control advocates on Thursday appreciated the government for not succumbing to the pressure from tobacco industry and retaining the two tier structure for tobacco taxation in the current pre-budget time period. In an online media session, CEO Human Development Foundation (HDF) Azhar Saleem appreciated the steps taken by government for tobacco control. He […]

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Smoking puts you at greater risk of coronavirus: researcher

  • June 21, 2020
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Covid-19 may develop more vigorously in the smokers as compared to the nonsmokers. It has been observed during the research activity that there are very obnoxious chemicals present in the cigarette smoke. “Regular smoking damages the defense cells in the respiratory tract. SARS -COV-19 can travel without any resistance to the lungs for the deadliest […]

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