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2nd November 2022
5th October 2022
Saudi Arabia: The Saudi Shura Council has amended the Anti-Smoking Law, raising the purchasing and distribution age for all tobacco products from 18 to 21, press reports. The amendments also stipulate that designated areas for tobacco use and vaping will also be reserved to those aged 21 and above.
19th September 2022
29th August 2022
9th August 2022
Saudi Arabia: The Saudi Food and Drug Authority (SFDA) has told TobaccoIntelligence it is not considering lifting the ban on oral tobacco and snus, being committed to circular No. (122/p) dated 1/1/1440 H banning the sale and circulation of oral tobacco.
8th August 2022
Saudi Arabia: The Riyadh Municipality has tweeted about “the most prominent violations” by hospitality premises serving tobacco products, including heated tobacco. They include offering tobacco products without a permit, failure to disclose monthly sales, failure to specify a “tobacco product serving fee” and adding it as a separate item on the customer’s invoice. The authoritiy points out that all these violations are subject to the penalties stipulated in the 2019 Anti-Smoking Law.
25th July 2022
Saudi Arabia: The Zakat, Tax and Customs Authority has published an updated list of goods that cannot be imported into the kingdom, including oral tobacco, paan and snus. The authorities have clarified that when a shipment containing prohibited material is seized, the contents will be confiscated and destroyed at the port and a fine imposed on the importer.
11th July 2022
7th July 2022
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