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The UAE is home to a surprisingly large number of both international and local cigarette companies. But what makes the country such an enticing base? A couple of major operators share their thoughts with Tobacco Asia. more

Features

Intercontinental Tobacco Company, part of the Indian conglomerate BBM Group, expands operations. more

Features

Only one in four smokers in the UAE have changed their habits after the government introduced a 100% excise or “sin tax” last year. more

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Dubai Duty Free has confirmed that new tobacco taxes do not apply to departing passengers from Dubai airports. more

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The Emirates Standardization and Metrology Authority has set mandatory standards for dokha tobacco products. more

Products

Researchers in the United Arab Emirates have found that alternative tobacco products such as shisha and medwakh, a small smoking pipe popular in the region, contain harmful elements. more

Products

Obaid Al Tayer, the minister of state for financial affairs has announced that a new law on excise duty on tobacco as well as fizzy and energy drinks is expected to be issued this year. more

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From the Associate editor

Cutting the Nose to Spite the Face

As the debate on the effects of e-cigarettes continues with new research coming out both for and against e-cigs, is it too soon to be banning them?

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