Last month, the Egyptian authorities abolished the ban on the sales, import and marketing of e-cigarettes since 2015.
This decision will undoubtedly pave the way for the formulation of appropriate regulations to curb the illegal trade in electronic cigarette equipment and tools "electronic cigarette", which will help to eliminate the growing crisis in Egypt due to this illegal trade.
Egypt is now in line with the global and Middle East markets, including the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait, which have legalized the marketing and consumption of e-cigarettes.
In addition, with the lifting of the ban, the implementation of more relevant laws, higher production standards and strict control measures to ensure quality, health and safety. Adult smokers will be able to obtain the highest quality traditional cigarette substitutes and obtain an extraordinary use experience.
The decision to lift the ban has been unanimously praised by the largest and most important manufacturers and consumers. By encouraging small and medium-sized enterprises, this will greatly help Egypt's overall investment environment and manufacturers' investment, open new stores, import rechargeable electronic cigarette equipment and tools into the market, so as to create new jobs.
It is also certain that the Egyptian Treasury will generate additional tax revenue in a prudent way, because it blocks the way for illegal businessmen to evade import taxes.