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According to Middle East experts in the black market trade, UAE’s landmark 100% tobacco tax has led half the smoking population to turn to cheaper, illicit cigarettes. Read more

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UAE’s Federal Tax Authority confirms it is set to introduce a new digital tax stamp scheme for tobacco products, which will come into effect at the beginning of 2019. Read more

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The United Arab Emirates is host to quite a few cigarette manufacturers that are becoming increasingly active global players. But one of them, BMJ Industries, has chosen a particularly challenging turf shunned by many others: the Near East. Read more

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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. Read more

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

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

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

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

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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. Read more

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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. Read more

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From the Associate editor

Regulating by science,
not prejudice

Everyone can agree that regulations should be in place to control e-cigarettes. But, shouldn’t these regulations be based on new scientific findings more than old prejudice?

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