United Arab Emirates

Country Name Population (Millions) Male(% of Total Pop) Female(% of Total Pop) Pop Growth (Annual %) Year
United Arab Emirates 9.6 69.4 30.6 1.5 2018
Country Name GDP in Billion (Current US$) GDP Growth (Annual %) GDP Per Capita (Current US$) Year
United Arab Emirates 43005 414 1.7 2018
Country Name Population Below the International Poverty Line Year
United Arab Emirates 0.01 2018
Country Name HDI Year
United Arab Emirates 0.87 2019
Country Name Health Expenditure Per Capita (Current US$) Year Out-of-Pocket Expenditure (OOPS) as % of CHE Year
United Arab Emirates 1323 2018 18.6 2016
Country Name Personnel Per 10000 Population
Physicians Nursing and Midwifery Dentists Pharmacists Year
United Arab Emirates 24.8 57.9 6.0 8.5 2017
Country Name UHC Service Coverage Index Year
United Arab Emirates 76 2017
Country Name Life Expectancy at Birth, Female (Years) Life Expectancy at Birth, Male (Years) Life Expectancy at Birth, Total (Years)
United Arab Emirates 79 77 78
Country Name Incidence of Tuberculosis (Per 100,000 People)
United Arab Emirates 1
Nicotine Vaping Devices (E-cigarettes) in UAE

Following a review by the UAE Government consumer watchdog, the Emirates Authority for Standardisation and Metrology (ESMA), the law regarding the sale of e-cigarettes is due to change in April 2019. Under the new rules, known as UAE.S 5030, it will become legal to sell, manufacture and distribute e-cigarettes, and related products will be regulated. Legal e-cigarette sales are expected to begin in the UAE in May 2019 under the new rules. At the same time, the Dubai Municipality has announced potential fines of up to Dh2,000 for vapers who use e-cigarette products in unauthorized areas, i.e. where smoking is banned. Locations where smoking is banned include places of worship, schools, universities and shopping malls as well as health and pharmaceutical facilities.

Regulatory Status Allowed
Legal to Sell Device Yes
Legal to Sell Nicotine Yes
Legal to Purchase Without Prescription Yes
Minimum Age Restrictions on Sales Yes: 18 years
Legal Restrictions on Use in Public Places Yes
Adult Current E-Cigarette Vaping Prevalence 5%
Oral Smokeless Tobacco Product (SNUS)
Regulatory Status Allowed
Legal to Use Product Yes
Heated Tobacco Products (HTP)
Products are Marketed Yes
Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRTs)
Legal to Purchase Without Prescription Yes
Products are Marketed Yes
Place Available Pharmacy
Market Size 5.50 Million €
Market Size Per Smoker 4.00 €

Data Source: World Health Organization (WHO) | Global Status of Tobacco Harm Reduction

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