Abu Dhabi: The ban on electronic cigarettes will be lifted by mid-April in the United Arab Emirates.
The Emirates Authority for Standardisation and Metrology (Esma) approved last Saturday new standards for the nicotine components of e-cigarettes, many suggested that outlets here may soon be able to sell the product, Khaleej Times reported.
The new Esma standards will regulate all nicotine components used in e-cigarettes, as well as details relating to the technical specifications, weight, list of ingredients, import, packaging, and labeling, among others.
The new Esma standards have been set in place following the government's efforts to curb smoking and put a stop to the illegal sale of e-cigarettes in the UAE.
Authority urged all dealers and manufacturers to abide by the standards and obtain a certificate prior to the distribution of the products.