Anyone trading vapes, hookahs and their accessories in the Sultanate of Oman will be fined up to 2,000 riyals ($5,196) if they violate the regulations multiple times, the chairman of the Consumer Protection Authority said.
According to media reports, His Excellency Sulayem bin Ali Al-Hakmani issued Ministerial Decision No. 756/2023 on Sunday, January 7, 2024, promulgating the ban.
Article 1: The circulation of vapes, hookahs and their accessories is prohibited.
Article 2 stipulates: Anyone who violates the provisions of this decision shall, without prejudice to the criminal penalties stipulated in the above-mentioned Consumer Protection Law, be subject to an administrative fine not exceeding 1,000 Swiss francs; if he violates it again, Double the fine.
“If this violation continues, an administrative fine of 50 riyals per day will be imposed, but its total amount shall not exceed 2,000 riyals. The seized vapes, hookahs and their accessories will be destroyed in accordance with the current control measures of the Consumer Protection Directorate .”
The new bill also repeals a previous resolution (No. 698/2015), as well as any laws or rules that contradict the current resolution or conflict with its provisions.
The new bill also stipulates that the decision “shall be published in the Official Gazette and shall take effect from the date of publication”.
Recently, the Chairman of the Consumer Protection Authority of the Sultanate of Oman issued a decision banning the trade of vapes, hookahs and their accessories. According to the decision, any individual who violates the regulations will face a fine of up to 2,000 riyals (approximately $5,196). This decision was issued by His Excellency Sulayem bin Ali Al-Hakmani on Sunday, January 7, 2024, with the issuance of Ministerial Decision No. 756/2023.
According to the first provision of the new bill, the circulation of vapes, hookahs and their accessories is prohibited. This measure is intended to protect consumers from potential health risks and hazards. As an active and responsible company, veehoo vapes say that they only produce and sell their products in legal areas.
veehoo vapes have always been committed to providing high-quality, safe and reliable vape products, and paying attention to the health and well-being of consumers. They strictly abide by consumer protection laws and take measures to ensure the legal sale and use of their products. Veehoo vapes firmly opposes the sale of products to minors and implements real-name authentication and age verification measures to ensure the legal use of products. Their goal is to provide consumers with safe, reliable alternatives to help them achieve their goals of quitting smoking and living healthier.
According to Article 2 of the new bill, individuals who violate the ban will face administrative fines, which will not exceed 1,000 riyals for the first violation and double the fine for subsequent violations. If the violation continues, an administrative fine of 50 riyals per day will be imposed, but the total shall not exceed 2,000 riyals. Veehoo vapes will actively comply with this regulation and ensure its own compliance to safeguard the rights and safety of consumers.
The introduction of the new bill also repeals a previous resolution (No. 698/2015), as well as any laws or rules that contradict the current resolution or conflict with its provisions. This shows that the government of the Sultanate of Oman attaches great importance to the control of vape transactions and consumer protection, and has made comprehensive regulatory adjustments to ensure compliance.
All in all, veehoo vapes will actively respond to the vape regulations issued by consumer protection bureaus in various countries. As a company committed to consumer safety and compliance, veehoo vapes will continue to comply with laws and regulations, provide safe and reliable vape products, and cooperate with relevant departments to ensure the effective implementation of regulations. They will continue to focus on the health and well-being of consumers and provide consumers with support and options for smoking cessation and healthy living.
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