Knowledge Hub on Ending Smoking

The knowledge hub is one-window access to all the data, research, and information on the tobacco use and efforts to control it in Pakistan and EMR. It provides a complete picture of the emerging alternative products in Pakistan and EMR. Evidence-based interventions can lead to legal, policy and administrative initiatives to end smoking. This hub collates the relevant knowledge from around the world to contribute to the aim of making our future smoke free.

Knowledge Hub on Ending Smoking in Pakistan

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A critique of the Australian National Health and Medical Research Council CEO statement on electronic cigarettes

This paper critically analyses a statement by Australia's National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) on e-cigarettes in May 2022 that will be used to guide national policy. We reviewed the evidence and the conclusions drawn in the NHMRC Statement. In our view, the Statement is not a balanced reflection of the benefits and risks of vaping because it exaggerates the risks of vaping and fails to compare them to the far greater risks of smoking.

March 17, 2023 Download

Smoking cessation interventions in South Asian Region: a systematic scoping review

Cigarette smoking is one of the most preventable causes of morbidities and mortalities. Since 2005, the World Health Organization Framework Convention for Tobacco Control (WHO-FCTC) provides an efficient strategic plan for tobacco control across the world. Many countries in the world have successfully reduced the prevalence of cigarette smoking.

March 08, 2023 Download

Saving Lives: An advocate's guide to tobacco harm reduction

The World Health Organization (WHO) states that tobacco products have caused 100 million deaths in the 20th century alone. Every year, there are seven million tobacco-related deaths worldwide, of which 80% are tobacco users in the world's low-and middle-income countries. If current trends persist, another BILLION people are predicted to die from tobacco-related diseases during the 21st century.

March 06, 2023 Download

Tobacco Harm Reduction Reflections, as My Years of Reporting End

Many people who vape, or are otherwise involved in tobacco harm reduction, will remember the summer of 2019. That was when Juul faced endless criticism from Congress-by October, the company had voluntarily stopped selling most of its flavored e-cigarettes even online and the media became transfixed on a string of vaping-related illnesses throughout the United States.

February 20, 2023 Download

"Next Time It Could Be You" - The McCarthyism in Tobacco Control

At the end of November, an extraordinary episode caused outrage: the expulsion of Karl Erik Lund from a conference on e-cigarettes held in France. Dr. Lund is one of the world's most prominent researchers on tobacco harm reduction. Currently with the Norwegian Institute of Public Health, he has published important papers about snus and has testified on behalf of plaintiffs suing the tobacco industry. He has received a preventative medicine award from the Norwegian Medical Association, among many other roles and accolades.

January 26, 2023 Download

Estimate of Current Tobacco Use Prevalence (%) (Age-Standardized Rate) - Iran

Eastern Mediterranean Region

Population (Millions) 4.9
Male(% of Total Pop) 50.7
Female(% of Total Pop) 49.3
Pop Growth (Annual %) 2.6
Year 2018
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Population (Millions) 38.4
Male(% of Total Pop) 50.6
Female(% of Total Pop) 49.4
Pop Growth (Annual %) 2.3
Year 2018
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Population (Millions) 28.5
Male(% of Total Pop) 50.4
Female(% of Total Pop) 49.6
Pop Growth (Annual %) 2.4
Year 2018
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