Dubai Municipality implements federal law on combating tobacco

Director General of Dubai Municipality, Hussain Nasser Lootah, has affirmed the role of Dubai Municipality in implementing the federal laws with the aim of maintaining the public health of citizens and residents in the emirate of Dubai.

“The U.A.E. has stringent rules to maintain the public health with the aim at controlling many diseases especially the colossal damages caused by smoking such as cancer and cardiovascular disease as proved by studies in this field”.

The municipality has completed a comprehensive plan for the implementation of the Federal Law No. 15 of 2009 on combating against the use of tobacco and its Executive Order No. 24 of 2013 issued by the Council of Ministers dated 21.07.2014.

The federal law obligates the owners of the company to obtain the permit to sell tobacco or its products meeting all conditions set forth in this regard.