Egypt: oral tobacco and nicotine pouch regulation, November 2023

Under law 52/1981 on the Prevention of Smoking (the Prevention of Smoking Law) and decision 1/1982 of the Ministry of Health, tobacco products contain tobacco leaves as raw material and are used by smoking, sucking, or inhaling. This indicates that oral tobacco – both snus and chewing tobacco – must comply with the broader tobacco framework.

This report provides a detailed analysis of the current regulatory framework in place in Egypt for oral tobacco and nicotine pouches, covering all policy areas.

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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 & company 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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