United Arab Emirates: e-cigarette regulation, January 2023

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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Mohamed Yousef

Legal analyst
Mohamed brings more than four years of experience in the field of policy analysis. He has previously worked at Dow Jones as a research analyst. He is based in Barcelona, Spain; and holds a Master’s degree in Political Science from the Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, and a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Alexandria University.

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