Carried out in 2018, this is the first scoping study on the use of harm reduction products as an alternative to combustible smoking. It reviews the status of HRPs in Pakistan for their use as harm reduction and smoking cessation tools.
This study explores barriers to smoking cessation in the marginalized communities in Islamabad and the possibility of their use of harm reduction products, mainly e-cigarettes.
This study explores the knowledge, attitude, and practices of users of harm reduction products, commonly known as vaping, in 11 city districts of Pakistan – Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Peshawar, Abbottabad, Lahore, Multan, Faisalabad, Sialkot, Quetta, Karachi, and Hyderabad.
After every two years, Conference of Parties (CoP) to the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) is held discussing the progress made by the parties on the implementation of FCTC and future courses of action. The purpose of this project is to raise awareness on importance of harm reduction approach in tobacco control. This would be done through a series of events culminating on the Ninth Conference of Parties in Netherlands.
The project expects and aims towards a positive outcome for the CoP9 discussions and an acceptance of harm reduction as a strategy to support smokers to quit or switch from tobacco products. In the project, the region (Eastern Mediterranean) as a whole will be convinced to support the approach of harm reduction for cessation and replacing combustibles with safer nicotine delivery systems. The regional meetings before the CoP9 prepares/plans strategies for the PANTHR’s (Pakistan Alliance for Nicotine and Tobacco Harm Reduction) work around harm reduction and the COP9 discussions.