WELCOME TO ASAP

The Association for Smoking Alternatives in Pakistan (ASAP) is a coalition of like-minded individuals advocating the adoption of scientifically substantiated smoking alternatives amongst existing adult consumers, who do not quit, and policy makers, to help significantly reduce smoking rates in Pakistan.

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The Problem

  • In Pakistan, in 2017, about 163,360 people died due to smoking. (Source: Study on Global Burden of Disease by Institute of Health Matrics and Evaluation, USA).
  • 5000 Pakistanis are admitted to hospitals every day because of smoking (Source: Pakistan Health Education Survey, 1999).
  • 1200 Pakistani children between ages 6 and 15 begin smoking every day ! (Source: Global Youth Tobacco Survey, 2003).
  • 39% of households are exposed daily to secondhand tobacco smoke (Source: Pakistan Demographic & Health Survey 2012-13 for ever-married men & Women age 15-49).
  • 2 in 5 smokers initiated cigarette smoking before the age of 10 (Source: Global Youth Tobacco Survey, 2013).

The Solution

The FCTC defines “tobacco control” as a range of supply, demand and harm reduction strategies that aim to improve the health of a population by eliminating or reducing their consumption of tobacco products and exposure to tobacco smoke. If the Ministry of Health Pakistan is truly intent on reducing the burden on public health due to cigarette smoking, they have to encourage the use of vaping and heated tobacco products that are scientifically substantiated to produce fewer carcinogens as compared to lighting a cigarette on fire, the same way progressive governments such as the UK and New Zealand are doing.

Here are a few examples:

  1. The UK government actively advocates for the adoption and use of smoking alternatives as a means to meet their FCTC targets and lower the number of smokers in the Country, with support from prestigious institutions such as Public Health England, Royal College of Physicians, Action on Smoking and Health and the National Health Service. For more info, click here: https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/e-cigarettes-and-vaping-policy-regulation-and-guidance.
  2. The New Zealand government reversed their ban on vaping to meet its target of smoke free New Zealand by 2025 supporting smokers to switch to significantly safer alternatives. For more info click here: https://www.health.govt.nz/our-work/preventative-health-wellness/tobacco-control/vaping-smokefree-environments-and-regulated-products.

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Help Pakistan quit cigarettes

Team Members

Meet the people behind ASAP.
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Mirza Abeer

Founder & CEO of ASAP

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