After a long break caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, the vaping world has a chance to unite once again and share the experiences. Let’s on the first (and the largest) international vape expo ever made in the UAE – World Vape Show in Dubai.
The event, scheduled between September 19 and 21 this year, will gather manufacturers, suppliers, retailers, wholesalers, distributors, and consumers from all over the globe. And we can’t miss that! If you also plan to be there, make sure that you come and meet us at booth U10!
Our professional business advisors will be happy to:
exchange experiences with you,
help you find solutions tailored to your business,
assist you in establishing business relations,
last, but not least – share ways to deal with the reality that the entire vape industry has to face.
UAE market opens for vape industry
Before 2019, it was illegal to sell electronic cigarettes in UAE. In April 2019, the Emirates’ government consumer agency, the Emirates Standardization and Measurement Authority (ESMA), confirmed new regulations for electronic cigarettes. Electronic cigarettes and e-liquids can be legally marketed and sold provided they meet the new standards. In addition, health warnings similar to those for cigarettes must be placed on the packaging of vaping products.
Specialists foresee that more than 64 million individuals will change to e-cigarettes throughout the following three years. Moreover, Dubai will give a worldwide stage to the business, which is relied upon to be worth $53.4 billion by 2024.
The legalization of e-cigarettes in the United Arab Emirates is good news for e-cigarette enthusiasts. Especially for retailers and manufacturers, who can benefit from introducing their brands into the UAE market. If you want to takie the piece of that cake, be sure to visit World Vape Show in Dubai.
Nicotine pouches are gaining more and more popularity also in European Union.What exactly are nicotine pouches and how do they relate to the e-cigarette and e-liquid industry? What is the difference between nicotine pouches and snus? You will find the answers to these and other questions regarding nicotine pouches in the article below.
1. How nicotine pouches are different from snus?
Traditional snus (brown snus, snuff) is a moist tobacco product popular in Scandinavia. It looks like tobacco wrapped in a cellulose bag, resembling a tiny bag of tea. Sometimes it is referred to as ‘snuff’. Traditional product is made of a mixture of dried tobacco leaves and salt, which is moistened with hot steam. The finished product contains about 50% water and should be kept in the fridge. There is also a version of it without cellulose packaging, which is called “loose snus”. Usually, snus is applied by placing between the lower or upper lip and the gum. As result nicotine from tobacco is absorbed into the body from the oral cavity. Moreover, the nicotine content in snus is higher than in a traditional cigarette. Although nicotine pouches resemble traditional snus in some ways, there are significant differences between those two products that need to be discussed.
2. Nicotine pouches (non-tobacco snus)
Nicotine pouches (white snus, or non-tobacco snus) derives from traditional, brown snus. The only difference between the two is the nicotine carrier. Tobacco snus contains tobacco leaves, while nicotine pouches are filled with cellulose. Powdered cellulose is soaked in a mixture of pure nicotine, aromas and pH-alignant (to make product pH more similar to the natural pH of the oral cavity). The mixture is additionally moistened with PG, however, the nicotine pouches are a little dry. It means that the user may feel the nicotine effect and a taste a few seconds after placing a pouch behind a lip.