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United Arab Emirates e-Cigarette Regulation Report

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  • 22 Pages
  • February 2024
  • Region: United Arab Emirates
  • ECigIntelligence
  • ID: 5976405

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) legalised the use and distribution of e-cigarettes in April 2019.

In the medium term, the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries may agree on a joint standard for electronic nicotine products that has been in consideration for a few years. Anticipated changes include the expansion of the flavour ban and the enlargement of health warnings.

This report provides a detailed analysis of the e-cigarette regulatory framework in the UAE, covering all policy areas from notification and advertising to taxation and retail restrictions.

This regulatory report will provide you with:

  • A clear and detailed understanding of current regulatory requirements affecting this sector in a specific jurisdiction, enabling you to be confident your business and your products are compliant.
  • The ability to plan ahead for specific regulatory changes.
  • Strategic understanding of the policy climate within the jurisdiction, enabling you to forecast how it might affect business development.
  • Sources of further information, for example links to full texts of legislation and contact details for relevant government offices.


Table of Contents

  • Executive summary
  • Outlook
  • UAE: the basics
  • National regulatory framework
  • Age restrictions
  • Product restrictions
  • Labelling and packaging
  • Obligation to notify
  • Retail channel restrictions
  • Public usage
  • Advertising and marketing
  • Taxation
  • Sanctions
  • Relevant laws
  • Relevant bodies