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Law No. 20 of 2002 on Control of Tobacco and Its Derivatives

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GCC Standardization Organization (GSO) Technical Regulation 597/2009 on Cigarettes

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May 24, 2009

COMMENTS: GCC Standardization Organization (GSO) Technical Regulation 597/2009 contains standardization provisions for cigarettes, including emissions limits of tar, nicotine, and carbon monoxide.

GCC Standardization Organization (GSO) Approved Health Warnings Under Technical Regulation 246/2011

COMMENTS: GCC Standardization Organization (GSO) Approved Health Warnings contain the images and text of the four cigarette warnings authorized by GSO Technical Regulation 246/2011. It also contains two health warnings for shisha.

GCC Standardization Organization (GSO) 246/2011 on Labeling of Tobacco Product Packages

COMMENTS: The GSO (GCC Standardization Organization) Technical Regulation 246/2011 on Labeling of Tobacco Product Packages regulates tobacco product packaging and labeling throughout the Gulf Region.

Circular Notifying the Adoption of GSO Technical Regulation of Labeling of Tobacco Product Packages

COMMENTS: Circular Notifying the Adoption of GSO Technical Regulation of Labeling of Tobacco Product Packages adopted the GSO Technical Regulation 246/2011 and made it binding in Qatar.

Supreme Council on Health Circular No. 5 Notifying Pharmacies on Prohibition of Electronic Cigarettes

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General Directorate of Customs Circular No. 3 of 2013 Banning E-Cigarettes from Entering Into the Country

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GCC Standardization Organization (GSO) Technical Regulation 2390/2014 on Permissible and Impermissible Tobacco Additives

COMMENTS: GCC Standardization Organization (GSO) Technical Regulation 2390/2014 contains a list of additives that are permitted and a list of additives that are prohibited in tobacco products.

Ministry of Economy and Trade Decision No. 341 of 2016 Regarding the Conditions That Must Be Met in Shops That Provide Hookah Service

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September 28, 2016

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Law No. 10 of 2016 on the Control of Tobacco and Its Derivatives

COMMENTS: Law No. 10 of 2016 on the Control of Tobacco and its Derivatives is the principal law governing tobacco control in Qatar. The law regulates smoke free places; tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship; and tobacco packaging and labeling. The law also prohibits the sale of e-cigarettes.

Ministry of Public Health Directive to Tobacco Companies to Place Health Warning Labels and Graphic Pictures on Cartons

COMMENTS: This Directive was issued by the Ministry of Public Health to clarify that the health warnings required to be printed on tobacco unit packaging must also be printed on cartons (outside packaging and labeling).

To the best of our knowledge, all laws provided here are in effect as of December 8th 2020, unless otherwise noted.