United Arab Emirates: heated tobacco regulation, January 2023

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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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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