Major Progress Made in Banning E-Cigarettes in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

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Major Progress Made in Banning E-Cigarettes in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province prohibits the sale and use of e-cigarettes and vape pens near schools to combat youth addiction.

In recent news, the Daily Times reported a significant development in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, Pakistan. According to the Section 144 legislation, the storage, sale, and use of e-cigarettes and vaporizers by minors have been banned within the province. Additionally, a smoking ban has been implemented near educational institutions.


According to an official announcement, the provincial department of ethnic affairs issued a ban on Tuesday in response to the sharp increase in the number of teenagers using e-cigarettes and vaporizers. These products contain nicotine, a highly addictive substance, which has raised concerns among the public about the growing use of e-cigarettes and vaporizers.


The use of e-cigarettes and electronic vaporizers poses significant health risks, especially for children, teenagers, and pregnant women, potentially causing addiction and other serious health issues. In order to protect the health of citizens, particularly the younger generation, it has been decided to enforce Article 144 of the Criminal Procedure Code, which prohibits the sale, storage, and use of e-cigarettes for a period of 60 days.


The new regulation imposes a comprehensive ban on the sale of e-cigarettes and vaporizers to individuals under the age of 21 in the province of Kebur-Puchtuhwa. Additionally, the use, storage, and sale of these devices are strictly prohibited within a 50-meter radius of all educational institutions.


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