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E-cigarettes to undergo new nicotine standards following ESMA approval

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Feb. 17, 19 | 10:01 am

The Emirates Authority for Standardisation and Metrology (ESMA) has recently set and approved new standards for electronic cigarettes in the UAE particularly on the nicotine components.

The new measures set by ESMA are part of the UAE government’s initiative to reduce the number of smokers it its efforts to not only prevent any side effects of nicotine but also to halt any illegal sales of e-cigarettes and its components in the country.

In addition, the standards will encompass all components with nicotine which are used for e-cigarettes and has outlined several details on the acceptable weight, list of ingredients, technical specifications and more, as per a report from WAM.

ESMA Director-General Abdullah Al Mu’aini said in a statement that with the UAE’s National Agenda 2021 in mind, the authority will be developing more regulations to achieve the nation’s targets by the said year.

All dealers and manufacturers will now be required to obtain a certificate prior to distribution of the products as well as abide by the new standards as per ESMA.

Al Mu’aini furthers that all of the news standards are compliant with best international practices as well as with the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) framework convention on tobacco control.

The ESMA director-general also said that they have been making progress with the development of new tools for e-cigarettes is with more than 464 types listed by the WHO.

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