United Arab Emirates

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

Dec 4, 2017 2:00 PM News

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

Dec 1, 2017 5:00 PM Products

Gulf Cooperation Council recently ratified and implemented a 100% excise tax on tobacco in Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates, to be followed by the other member countries. Here is a commentary on the cigarette landscape. more

Dec 1, 2017 12:00 PM Features

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

Jul 11, 2017 12:00 AM 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

May 24, 2017 12:00 AM News

Zimbabwe has earned $190.5 million from its sales of tobacco exported all over the world since January 2016. Some 50 countries import flue-cured tobacco from Zimbabwe. more

Mar 1, 2016 12:00 AM Leaf

Dec 1, 2015 12:00 AM Leaf

InterTabac, held annually in Dortmund, Germany, is the world’s leading exhibition for tobacco wholesalers, distributors, and retailers. more

Jul 1, 2015 12:00 AM Features

From the Associate editor

Is anyone accountable for their own life anymore?

Alcohol and sugar are found to be a health risk but the tobacco industry faces harshest criticism.

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