Heated tobacco has been regulated since 2019 in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) when a national mandatory standard entered into force. The Standard defines heated tobacco products as “battery-powered electronic devices used to heat tobacco (processed or unprocessed and formed in rolls, or powder or granules inside capsules) by thermal contact (without combustion or emission of smoke) and to orally inhale and exhale it to simulate smoking”.
This report provides a detailed analysis of the current regulatory framework in place for these products in the UAE, covering all policy areas.
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Table of contents
- Executive summary
- UAE: 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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