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Each country profile draws together some of the key statistics and regulatory information for each country in relation to smoking tobacco and safer nicotine products.

Pakistan has no specific laws on sale, importation and use of e-cigarettes.
Selling e-cigarettes (containing nicotine) and control mechanisms
Sale of e-cigarettes
No specific law[1, 2, 3]
References

1. Vapetrotter website. Available at: https://www.vapetrotter.com/laws/

2. Global tobacco control website. Available at: https://www.globaltobaccocontrol.org/node/14052

3. Tobacco Control Laws website. Available at : https://www.tobaccocontrollaws.org/legislation/

General use and availability
Legal to use
Yes[1, 2, 3]
Legal to sell device
Yes[1, 2, 3]
Legal to sell nicotine
Yes[1, 2, 3]
Legal to import device - trade
Yes[1, 2, 3]
Legal to import nicotine - trade
Yes[1, 2, 3]
References

1. Vapetrotter website. Available at: https://www.vapetrotter.com/laws/

2. Global tobacco control website. Available at: https://www.globaltobaccocontrol.org/node/14052

3. Tobacco Control Laws website. Available at : https://www.tobaccocontrollaws.org/legislation/

Notes on methodology & limitations

Data has been collected from a range of sources which are openly available online, such as vaping information/regulation websites & direct from country's legislation where available. In a few instances information has been included which was received from individuals specialising in the field. The regulatory picture changes frequently and these tables show the situation at time of going to press. This website will be updated as/when new regulatory information is received. There are gaps in the data available - readers are invited to send in updated information to the GSTHR team.

Country News

  • Monday, September 10, 2018
  • ‘Tobacco Companies Targeting Countries Like Pakistan By Glamorising Cigarettes’

  • Owing to ineffective or lack of laws, multinational tobacco companies are now targeting people in developing countries, including Pakistan, by glamourising cigarettes and coming up with new but deadly products like ‘heating tobacco devices and E-cigarettes’ as people in these countries are still not aware of the actual dangers of tobacco and nicotine, say experts.

  • Monday, August 27, 2018
  • Tobacco control advocates hopeful govt will increase tax on cigarettes

  • ISLAMABAD: After failing to get any result during the previous government, tobacco control advocates are hopeful that the government of Prime Minister Imran Khan will not only take steps to increase revenue collection from the tobacco industry but will also protect the citizens against hazards of smoking.

    At present, the country is facing an annual loss of around Rs30 billion due to low taxes on the tobacco industry while health of the youth is at a stake.

  • Thursday, August 16, 2018
  • Chart Of The Day: In These Cities, Breathing Air Is Like Smoking Cigarettes

  • Illustration of a bar chart made from cigarettes of varying length The World Health Organisation keeps a close eye on air quality data, providing a global insight into just what we are all breathing every day. The relevant indicator the WHO measures is PM2.5, the "concentration of particulate matter of less than 2.5 micrometres of diameter" — that's about 3 per cent of the width of a human hair. These particles are similar to the 'tar' that smokers voluntarily inhale through cigarette filters.