Pakistan Alliance for Nicotine and Tobacco Harm Reduction (PANTHR)


Publications


Rapid Assessment of Smoking and Vaping in Pakistan during COVID-19 Lockdown

This rapid assessment survey has been conducted by Pakistan Alliance for Nicotine and Tobacco Harm Reduction (PANTHR), a project of Alternative Research Initiative, on the impact of Covid-19 on combustible smoking and vaping in Pakistan's 11 districts. This rapid perception study assessed availability and accessibility of vaping and smoking during the lockdown and the impact of Covid-19 on them. PANTHR collected primary qualitative data from 120 respondents in 11 districts - Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Lahore, Faisalabad, Sialkot, Multan, Peshawar, Abbottabad, Quetta, Karachi and Hyderabad.

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KAP Study

This study explores the knowledge, attitude, and practices of users of harm reduction products, commonly known as vaping, in 11 city districts of Pakistan. As the first nationwide KAP study of vapers, this research has used self-constructed sampling frame from the existing selling points of vaping in each selected district – Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Sialkot, Lahore, Faisalabad, Multan, Hyderabad, Karachi, Peshawar, Abbottabad, and Quetta. Using the Quick Count Technique.

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Barriers to Smoking Cessation in Marginalized Communities and the Use of Harm Reduction Products in Islamabad, Pakistan

More than 23.9 million people use tobacco in Pakistan. This makes the country to have one of the largest smoking populations in the world, with grave health consequences, especially for the poor and the marginalized. According to World Health Organization, Pakistan has a heavy burden of disease because of tobacco use.

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Mapping of Harm Reduction Products in Pakistan - A Status Report

The use of electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) is a nascent phenomenon in Pakistan and seems to be hiding in plain sight. The people and business operators of harm reduction products (HRPs) are keeping a low key to avoid regulations and/or policies that could affect their business concerns. There are no clear or defined regulations for the use of HRPs including imports, manufacturing or product contents. However, the e-cigarettes and other HRPs are legally imported as consumer goods, with tax duties imposed on them.

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Group Urges Thailand To Reconsider Ban On Vaping

 


 

NZ's Health Select Committee Understands The Importance of Vape Flavours

 


 

E-Cig Flavor Ban Grows $10 Billion Massachusetts Black Market

 


 

Jordan bans smoking and vaping in indoor public spaces

 


 

Scottish health chief urges retailers to stop shoppers smoking and vaping in outdoor queues over 'unproven' Covid fears

 


 

Vaping 'victory' is far from a win, just another LNP con

 


 

Why Australia should make it as easy as possible for smokers to switch to vaping

 


 

Quit-smoking app greenlighted as Japan's first digital therapeutic

 


 

The E-Cigarette Summit Asia

 


 

World No Tobacco Day 2020

 


 

Vaping With a Child in the Car Soon Will Be Illegal in Louisiana

 


 

Group welcomes HK removal of vaping ban

 


 

PANTHR opposes call for ban on tobacco HRPs

 


 

International experts in tobacco policy say WHO is blocking innovation and wasting opportunities to save millions of lives.

 


 

Misguidance

 


 

The 2019 EVALI 'Misinfodemic'

 


 

Facts And Figures: E-Cigarette Risk Perception And The US EVALI Outbreak

 


 

Vaping Terminology Is A Dangerous Muddle

 


 

COVID-19, Smoking, And Vaping: More Research Needed

 


 

Tobacco Transformation Index Builds On SASB Standard

 


 

COVID-19 and Lung Health: Smoking and Vaping

 


 

Beware the COVID-19 nannies!

 


 

Are Vapers More Likely to Contract COVID-19?

 


 

Experts urge smokers and tobacco firms to quit for COVID-19

 


 

A Complete Guide about Vaping and How It's Beneficial for Smokers

 


 

Vaping: risky business or sensible quit strategy?

 


 

Toxic chemicals in the e-cigarette vapour is substantially less: Prof Robert West

 


 

Intake of e-cigarettes with smoking cessation helps to quit faster

 


 

Vaping significantly improved quit rate and reduced number of daily cigarettes at 12 weeks

 


 

Are E-Cigarette Regulations Jeopardizing the Public Health?

 


 

Is There Actually a Link Between Vaping and Coronavirus?

 


 

Vaping: what people are getting wrong

 


 

Health Crisis Could Give Cigarette Makers a Break

 


 

e-cigarettes provide smokers with an option to get away from smoking: CAPHRA

 


 

8 things to know about e-cigarettes

 


 

PANTHR for stakeholders' role in tobacco control consultations

 


 

Smokers, harm reduction be included in tobacco parleys.

 


 

Stakeholders vow to accelerate efforts for smoke free Pakistan.

 


 

Twitter Q&A: debunking tobacco harm reduction misconceptions.

 


 

Shenzhen, vaping capital of the world, holds its breath as health concerns spiral.

 


 

VICE: The First Study on the Long-Term Effects of Vaping Is Finally Here, and the Results Aren't Great.

 


 

Suchitra Krishnan-Sarin: What you should know about vaping and e-cigarettes.

 








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