The United Arab Emirates (UAE) legalised the use and distribution of e-cigarettes in April 2019. The Ministry of Industry and Advanced Technology (MOIAT) issued a mandatory standard No. UAE.S 5030:2018 Electronic Nicotine Products (Equivalent to Traditional Tobacco Products), which regulates nicotine-containing and nicotine-free e-cigarettes, e-liquid refills with and without nicotine, heated tobacco and specifies requirements for production, import, retail and display.
This report provides a detailed summary of the current regulatory framework in place in the UAE for e-cigarettes and related products.
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Table of contents
- Executive summary
- UAE: the basics
- National regulatory framework
- Age restrictions
- Product restrictions
- Labelling and packaging
- Obligation to notify
- Retail channel restrictions
- Public usage
- Advertising and marketing
- Relevant laws
- Relevant bodies
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