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The Potential Impact of E-cigarettes on the Life-Years Lost from Conventional Smoking in the Russian Federation (July 07, 2023)
E-cigarettes may help reduce smoking-related deaths in the Russian Federation, suggests a Healthy Initiative's study. According to their dynamic simulation model, there is significant potential for saving life-years in 88.1% of e-cigarette use scenarios.

The Potential Impact of E-cigarettes on the Life-Years Lost from Conventional Smoking in the Russian Federation

ARI Newsletter May 2023 (June 22, 2023)
ISLAMABAD: As Pakistan continues to grapple with the endemic of combustible smoking, the country needs to review, debate and adopt the groundbreaking advances in safer nicotine alternatives to achieve smoke free future sooner than later.

ARI Newsletter May 2023

Tobacco harm reduction (June 14, 2023)
In 2014, Pakistan made public the results of its Global Adults Tobacco Survey (GATS). The GATS is a global standard for systematically monitoring adult tobacco use (smoking and smokeless) and tracking key tobacco control indicators. It was termed as the "first nationally representative survey planned to collect data on tobacco use among adults as well as their knowledge and attitudes towards tobacco control measures."

Tobacco harm reduction

Is Tobacco harm reduction matter in helping people quit combustible cigarettes? (May 24, 2023)

Tobacco harm reduction means trying to lessen the harm caused by tobacco use without completely stopping the use of tobacco or nicotine. It is recognized that the best outcome is for people to stop using tobacco, but alternative methods to reduce harm are accepted. Harm reduction is not more important than preventing tobacco use or helping people quit, but instead works together with these measures.

Is Tobacco harm reduction matter in helping people quit combustible cigarettes?

Smoking initiation among marginalized communities in Pakistan (May 24, 2023)

Tobacco is a major cause of more than 8 million deaths every year worldwide. Direct tobacco use is responsible for approximately 7 million deaths while 1.2 million deaths are caused by exposure to second-hand smoke. Many diseases including lung, liver, oral, and throat cancers, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), heart disease, and stroke are linked to tobacco use.

Smoking initiation among marginalized communities in Pakistan

Balancing Consideration of the Risks and Benefits of E-Cigarettes (May 24, 2023)

Most of them are cigarette smokers. Compared to them, the users of e-cigarettes or heat-not-burn devices are miniscule - a few thousands. With only 100-odd vaping shops in Pakistan, most of the vapers are from the middle class and rich families, mainly because of the higher prices.

Balancing Consideration of the Risks and Benefits of E-Cigarettes

Dirty Ashtray Award for WHO! (May 24, 2023)

FCA's awards became a center of keen interest as and when countries met to discuss tobacco control. It became a regular feature of the Conference of Parties. Since 2000, these awards have been regularly distributed.

Dirty Ashtray Award for WHO!

ARI Newsletter April 2023 (May 14, 2023)

One million smokers will be given a free vaping starter kit to encourage them to give up tobacco products. Pregnant women will also be offered up to £400 to stop smoking as part of a package of measures in England unveiled by the government on Tuesday.

ARI Newsletter April 2023

The Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) and the Conference of the Parties (COP): an explainer. (May 14, 2023)
From 20-25 November 2023, government delegations from around the world will meet in Panama City to discuss tobacco and nicotine policy at the Tenth Meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP) to the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC). Decisions taken at these meetings influence how international tobacco control policies are implemented at a national level.

The Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) and the Conference of the Parties (COP): an explainer.

New GSTHR Briefing Paper on the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control and the Conference of the Parties calls for bigger role for tobacco harm reduction (May 14, 2023)
The future of tobacco and smoking will be discussed in November 2023 when representatives from more than 180 countries attend the tenth Conference of the Parties (COP10) to the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) in Panama. This meeting, which is normally held every two years, will influence both the future direction of international tobacco control policies and how they are implemented at a national level.

New GSTHR Briefing Paper on the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control and the Conference of the Parties calls for bigger role for tobacco harm reduction

Electronic Cigarettes for Smoking Cessation: Cochrane Living Systematic Review (April 27, 2023)
Since coming on the market over a decade ago, electronic cigarettes have caused a considerable stir in the public health community. It is of prime importance that the debate around this issue is based on high quality, relevant and up to date scientific data.

Electronic Cigarettes for Smoking Cessation: Cochrane Living Systematic Review

ARI Newsletter March 2023 (April 19, 2023)
BAHAWALPUR: Pakistan needs to make tobacco harm reduction (THR) part of the national tobacco control policy and enhance health practitioners' engagement in cessation efforts to reduce smoking prevalence.

ARI Newsletter March 2023

ARI Newsletter February 2023 (March 16, 2023)
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan needs to embrace tobacco harm reduction as a critical pathway for reducing the prevalence of combustible smoking and embark on the journey of a smoke-free future.

ARI Newsletter February 2023

اردو مضامین



ترک سگریٹ نوشی کی مخالفت کیوں؟، ارشد رضوی


پاکستان سن 2002 میں ورلڈ ہیلتھ آرگنائزیشن ( ڈبلیو ایچ او ) کے فریم ورک کنوینشن آن ٹوبیکو کنٹرول (FCTC) کا رکن بنا تھا، تب سے اب ( 2023 ) تک اکیس سال گزر چکے ہیں پاکستان (اور دنیا بھر) میں سگریٹ نوشوں میں اضافہ ہی ہوا ہے۔ ایک رائے کے مطابق دو کروڑ نوے لاکھ ( 29,000,000 ) جبکہ بعض رپورٹس تین کروڑ دس لاکھ ( 31,000,000 ) سگریٹ نوشوں کی موجودگی کی بات کرتی ہیں، اگر پچیس کروڑ کی آبادی مان لی جائے تو پاکستان میں 12 فیصد آبادی تمباکو استعمال کرتی ہے۔


ترک سگریٹ نوشی میں مدد گار متبادل، ارشد رضوی


سگریٹ یا تمباکو نوشی کے نقصان دہ اثرات کے بارے میں ستر سال قبل ہونے والی ایک سٹڈ ی میں بتایا گیا تھاتب سے اب تک دنیا میں کروڑوں لوگ تمباکو سے متعلق بیماریوں کے باعث موت کی تاریک وادی میں جا چکے ہیں


صحت، تمباکو اور ریونیو، ارشد رضوی


تمباکو نوشی کا انسان سے رشتہ بہت پرانا ہے۔ تمباکو اور اس سے متعلق مصنوعات کی طویل تاریخ ہے جو 6000سال قبل مسیح میں ملتی ہے۔مقامی امریکیوں کے بارے میں کہا جاتا ہے کہ انہوں نے پہلے تمباکو کی کاشت شروع کی اور یہ 6000سال قبل مسیح میں ہی ہوا۔


انسانی صحت اور عالمی ادارہ صحت، ارشد رضوی


اگر عالمی ادارہ صحت کچھ مختلف طرزِ عمل اختیار نہیں کرتا اور تمباکو پالیسی میں جدّت کو قبول نہیں کرتاتو ادارہ دل، کینسر اور پھیپھڑوں کے امراض میں کمی کے اہداف کے حصول میں بہت پیچھے رہ جائے گا۔


جو فرد سگریٹ نوشی ترک کرنا چاہتا ہے اس کی نیکوٹین کی طلب اور نفسیات کو سامنے رکھتے ہوئے کونسلنگ کی ضرورت ہے، ڈاکٹر احسن لطیف


اگر ہم چاہتے ہیں کہ سگریٹ نوشی ختم ہو جائے تو سگریٹ پینے والوں کواس بارے میں تمام بحث میں سب سے آگے ہونا چاہئے تاکہ وہ اپنی ضرورتوں کا خیال رکھ سکیں۔


ما قبل کورونا اور ما بعد، ارشد رضوی


کورونا کے مابعد اثرات میں ایک خوفناک ترین اثر بڑے پیمانے پر دنیا کی آبادی کے ایک بڑے حصے کا خطِ غربت سے نیچے گِرنے کا اندیشہ ہے جس کے نتیجے میں بے روزگاری اور غربت میں غیر معمولی اضافہ ہو گا۔





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