Authorities Raid Shops, Seize E-Cigarettes in Oman

The Consumer Protection Authority (CPA) in the country of Oman raided a number of shops suspected of selling vaping products.

The Sultanate banned the sale and marketing of e-cigarettes in 2015. However, importing, use and possession are legal.

According to a statement by the CPA, during inspection field visits carried out by a CPA control team to shops and markets in the Wilayat of Shinas in the capital city of Muscat, “a number of electronic cigarettes were seized in shops selling tobacco and its derivatives.”

The Authority clarified that this behavior is in violation of its rules regarding the ban on the circulation of e-cigarettes and hookahs, according to media reports.