Vaping Laws in Pakistan – 2023Nabeel Ahmed
Vaping Laws in Pakistan
Vaping Laws in Pakistan is still not legislated. There is no specific Law in Pakistan that allows or forbids Vaping, As of today there are more than 60+ different vape stores online and retail operating in Pakistan, with some having multiple retail locations, All ejuices are imported mainly imported from USA, UK and Malaysia, were as most e-cigarette devices are imported from China or USA. Everything comes into Pakistan via proper legal channel, by paying custom duties and taxes, and most of these vape stores are legal registered business.
There have been cases of Police harassing people for vaping, and confiscating their vapes, but all of that is just normal illegal behavior of Police to extort some money out of people. Most people in government departments that might come across e-cigarettes, like Airport Customs, Police, or Customs Office at Incoming Mail offices are very ill informed about e-cigarettes. They might stop you or your incoming package, with vary invalid arguments, In my experience the only way to get out of such situations is to talk to someone who might have knowledge of Vaping, because arguing with someone who has no distinction between a e-cigarette and Sheesha will only waste your time.
Biggest issue around Vaping in Pakistan
One of the biggest issue with regard to vaping industry in Pakistan is replica products. There are many vape shops in Pakistan that sell authentic original products, but there is a very high influx of replica products being sold in Pakistan, This include e-cigarette brands and e-juice brands as well.
All of these replicas are made in china and are of very poor quality. They can be bought for very cheap from China, and Many importers have flooded the markets with these replicas, and a newbie vapour can easily get fooled and buy these e-cigs or e-juices. We have come across fake SMOK Mods, Vaporesso, Joytech, and even Fake JUUL kits.
There are a very high number of fake Naked ejuices, fake Nasty ejuices being sold. Mostly these are being sold by pan and cigarette shops.
Customers buy these because they are cheap but it is very harmful for consumers, because you don’t know what is in that e-juice, and the e-cigarettes have not passed any quality checks.
Sheesha is banned in Pakistan and people is still confused with Vaping and Sheesha