Are e-cigarettes going to be banned in Pakistan?

January 14, 2019

The Pakistan Medical Association wants the government to ban e-cigarettes.

“There should be a ban on the sale of e-cigarettes. More young people are using e-cigarettes now,” said PMA Secretary-General Dr Qaiser Sajjad. “We don’t have any data on it,” he remarked. We don’t even know about any diseases caused by it.

Related: Man arrested for selling e-cigarettes to children in Jhelum

National Health Services, Regulation, and Coordination Minister Aamir Kiani said that they will think about banning vaping once PMA contacts them. “We will see once PMA submits a request,” he said while speaking to SAMAA TV. We will see how many countries have banned e-cigarettes, Kiani added.

What are e-cigarettes? 

An e-cigarette is a battery-operated device which resembles a cigarette, a cigar, a pipe, or a pen. Most of them have a replaceable and refillable cartridge.

It was invented by Chinese pharmacist Hon Lik.

Related: Vaping may be worse than smoking ordinary cigarettes

Most e-cigarettes contain nicotine and other liquid chemicals. They don’t have any tobacco. They expose the lungs to different substances, including dicetyl, which can cause severe lung diseases.

Fatal poisoning has resulted from inhaling e-cigarette liquid too. Use of vapers may contribute to lung and bladder cancer, as well as heart diseases.

 
 
 
 
 

2 Comments

  1. Affan   January 15, 2019 6:07 am/ Reply

    That would be the worst decision the Govt. can take. The world is using vapind as smoking cessation devices since they dont have any carcinogens. But anything as stupid as it may seem can be expected in this fine country of ours. Ridiculous.

  2. Khurram shahzad   January 15, 2019 11:53 pm/ Reply

    I 100% agreed with the comment above, its non sense behaviour. Where the wirld is recognising vape, in our country doing tupid action, i must say its far more bettr then a normal cigrette


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