Portugal has issued the parliamentary decree that transposes the EU directive on the revocation of certain exemptions for heated tobacco products. The new law provides for the equalisation of electronic cigarettes to traditional tobacco. It would prohibit the sell and consume of tobacco in zones near the school, the gas station, and in partially covered places.
On 7 of January the Oman Sultan prohibited e-cigarette trade in the country. Followed by the new law, every person that violates the prohibition will be subject to an administrative fine of up to OMR 1,000 (2.590 USD) with the penalty doubled in case of repeated violations. For the daily violation will be imposed a daily penalty of 50 OMR (129,50 USD), with a maximum import of 2.000 (5.181 USD). The decision was published in the Official Gazette and came into force the day after its publication.