Bahrain regulated heated tobacco in 2021, and there are no changes expected in the short term to the regulatory framework.
Herbal heated products are currently banned, and although there is room for a potential resolution to regulate these products in the future, no bill or policy is currently being contested to support this view.
The Digital Stamps Scheme was adopted in May 2023, and by 24th December 2023, the possession, trade, supply and sale of HTPs without a digital tax stamp were prohibited.
This report offers an overview of the current regulatory framework heated tobacco in Bahrain, covering all policy areas from taxation, notification and labelling to advertising, product restrictions and public usage.
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Table of contents
- Executive summary
- Bahrain 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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