The e-cigarette ban will soon be over

April will bring a new law change in the UAE
Monday , 18 February 2019
The e-cigarette ban will soon be over
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This may come as a surprise to you, but smoking e-cigarettes is actually prohibitied in the UAE (yes, we've all seen residents readily smoking in public too). But that's all about to change, as in mid-April the battery-operated device will become legal in UAE. 

Until now, the sale of electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) - including e-cigarettes, vapes and other electronic smoking devices - has been banned under the UAE's Federal Law. 

On Saturday 16 February the Emirates Authority for Standardisation and Metrology (Esma) approved new standards for the nicotine components of e-cigarettes, and on Sunday the change to regulation was confirmed.

It was also outlined that all nicotine components used in e-cigarettes will be regulated, as well as details relating to the list of ingredients, import, packaging, and labelling.

That said, it's still advised that you don't smoke at all, obviously. 

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