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11th May 2023
Kazakhstan: Opposition deputy Nurgul Tau has asked ministers to consider a complete ban on the sale of vaping products, media reports. While this is not the first time politicians have made such a suggestion, no formal legislative moves have been put forward so far.
22nd February 2023
Kazakhstan: The Ministry of Health has drawn up a proposed decree on graphic warnings about the dangers of using heated tobacco products, e-cigarettes and e-liquids. The draft is open to public consultation until 3rd March.
1st February 2023
10th January 2023
Kazakhstan: The tax rate for nicotine e-liquids has changed from 1st January to KZT53 ($0.12) per ml.
24th November 2022
Kazakhstan: Following a recent proposal to ban vapour products, the harm reduction association Densaulyk says not all e-cigarettes should be banned, but only disposables, which it says are “the main threat”, media reports.
31st October 2022
19th October 2022
Kazakhstan: A bill that would change the law on a number of health issues, including banning the circulation of e-cigarettes in Kazakhstan, has been posted for public consultation until 31st October.
14th October 2022
29th September 2022
Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU): The Council of the Eurasian Economic Commission decided last week to introduce traceability marking for e-cigarettes throughout the EAEU. The five member states – Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Russia – will reportedly determine individually their own procedure and enforcement dates.
12th July 2022
23rd June 2022
Kazakhstan: The Senate, the upper chamber of Parliament, has approves a bill to introduce changes to the Tax Code, media reports. It would increase the tax rate on nicotine e-liquids to KZT53 ($0.12) per ml from 1st January 2023 and to KZT55 from 1st January 2024. The bill will now go to president Kassym-Jomart Tokayev for signature. The recent call for a ban on the sale of e-cigarettes has not led so far to any legislative moves.
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