Middle East

Jordan Customs Seize Smuggled Cigarettes, Hookah And E-cigarette Products
Jordan Customs Seize Smuggled Cigarettes, Hookah And E-cigarette Products
Jordan customs seize large quantities of untaxed cigarettes, shisha, and e-cigarettes in recent smuggling operation on desert highway.
Regulations
May.15
Arrest Made for Illegal Sale of E-cigarettes to Minors in Bahrain
Arrest Made for Illegal Sale of E-cigarettes to Minors in Bahrain
A man was arrested in Bahrain for illegally selling e-cigarettes to minors, following a public tip about online solicitation.
Regulations
Apr.22
E-cigarette Trade Data from China to Kuwait in December 2023
E-cigarette Trade Data from China to Kuwait in December 2023
According to new trade data from Chinese customs, e-cigarette exports to Kuwait in December 2023 saw growth.
Industry Insight
Mar.14
Israel Raises Tobacco Tax to Reduce Budget Deficit from March 4
Israel Raises Tobacco Tax to Reduce Budget Deficit from March 4
Israeli Finance Minister Bezalel Smotrich signed a law to increase tobacco sales tax, leading to price hikes starting March 4.
Regulations
Mar.04
MO10000 and ELFLIQ: LOST MARY and ELFBAR's New Products in Middle East Market
MO10000 and ELFLIQ: LOST MARY and ELFBAR's New Products in Middle East Market
LOST MARY and ELFBAR, leading e-cigarette brands, are introducing new products MO10000 and ELFLIQ to the Middle East market.
Elfbar
Jan.23
UAE: Increasing Popularity of E-cigarettes among Underage Youth
UAE: Increasing Popularity of E-cigarettes among Underage Youth
UAE media Albayan reports that parents and professionals are urging strict enforcement of tobacco sales laws to protect minors.
Market
Jan.22
Turkish Security Forces Detain Smugglers, Seize Contraband Valued at $150,000
Turkish Security Forces Detain Smugglers, Seize Contraband Valued at $150,000
Turkish military and police forces successfully detained two commercial venues involved in smuggling phones and e-cigarettes in Gaziantep, worth $150,000.
Regulations
Jan.22
Achievements in Tobacco Control Showcased at Central Municipal Council Meeting
Achievements in Tobacco Control Showcased at Central Municipal Council Meeting
HMC showcases achievements in tobacco control, including "smoke-free council hall" plan, at Qatar's Central Municipal Council meeting.
Events
Jan.22
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