25pc tax on e-cigarettes should be increased: Panah.


ISLAMABAD -- The Pakistan National Heart Association (Panah) has criticised the imposition of a 25pc tax on e-cigarettes, saying it should be higher.

Panah General Secretary Sanaullah Ghumman said that the low tax was equivalent to a licence to concerned companies to sell these products.

Mr Ghumman also told the media that e-cigarettes were more dangerous than other cigarettes.

'The use of e-cigarettes affects the brain development of the younger generation. According to research by experts from the University of Research Medical Centre, toxic substances can affect human health.

'Cinnamon, vanilla and oily flavours in e-cigarettes are the most dangerous; young people quickly eliminate white blood cells in the body due to chemicals found in these...

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