Business Wire

Smokers and the Business Environment in Jordan Will Benefit Significantly From Government Reforms on E-Cigarette Policies and Taxes

Share

RELX International, a responsible multinational electronic cigarettes company, is continuing its support for the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan to adopt a more favourable fiscal policy when it comes to the country’s e-cigarette polices and taxes. Should policies and taxes on these products be revised in line with regional markets such as Egypt, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and the UAE, Jordanian adult smokers, the business environment and government financial reserves will benefit greatly.

According to the Jordan National Stepwise Survey (STEPs) for Noncommunicable Diseases Risk Factors 2019, adult smokers in Jordan smoke an average of 21.3 cigarettes a day [1]. The rate is said to be amongst the highest in the world, with worldwide scientific research linking high tobacco use to a raft of diseases. In contrast, an increasing number of reputed organisations including the UK’s National Health Service (NHS) has said that e-cigarettes are far less harmful than traditional cigarettes, and can actually help smokers reduce or quit smoking altogether [2].

For adult smokers in Jordan, reforming e-cigarette policies and reducing taxes will bring legal access to accessibly priced, premium quality e-cigarette products, which are backed by the latest research & development. Responsible brands will also be able to work closer with their partners to educate adult consumers about the risks and benefits of their products, and restrict access to minors. Consumers can also rest assured that regulated products have been signed off by the Jordanian Food and Drug Administration, which is the sole national competent authority for drug safety & efficacy and food safety & quality.

While e-cigarette products do contain nicotine and so are not completely without risks, the latter is not the main cause of smoking-related diseases according to various regulatory and health organisations including the aforementioned NHS. In fact, a research paper published on the website ‘Tobacco Control’ has stated that the replacement of combustible cigarettes by e-cigarettes use over a 10-year period yields 6.6-million fewer premature deaths, with 86.7-million fewer life years lost in the Optimistic Scenario in the United States alone [3].

Apart from the benefit to adult smokers in the country, broad e-cigarette reforms will benefit the business and investment environment in Jordan. E-cigarette vendors will be attracted to investing in on-ground facilities to better liaise with the market, while the supply chain responsible for the distribution of products could also experience significant growth; traditionally, e-cigarette products are retailed by small- and medium-businesses, and the legalisation of these products with balanced taxation will attract entrepreneurs keen to set up new retail points across the country.

Through these important reforms, Jordanian authorities will also benefit from the collection of tax revenues from legally imported products. In line with this, authorities will be able to clamp down on tax evasion issues associated with illegal market players, while simultaneously working to curtail the spread of inferior and dangerous black-market products, which do not meet the standards and regulations outlined by local and international authorities. This will positively impact the safety of adult smokers who will be able to access licensed and standard-compliant e-cigarette products at an accessible price.

Links:

[1] Jordan National Stepwise Survey (STEPs) for Noncommunicable Diseases Risk Factors 2019
[2] NHS UK - Using e-cigarettes to stop smoking
[3] Tobacco Control – Potential deaths averted in USA by replacing cigarettes with e-cigarettes

Notes to Editors:

About RELX International

Founded in 2019, RELX International is a multinational electronic cigarettes company that markets and sells RELX, The world’s advanced vape brand powered by SuperSmoothTM technology. RELX, Asia’s leading e-cigarette brand, is widening its footprint across the world, and is currently available in 40+ countries such as the UK, France, Italy, Germany, Indonesia, Philippines, Canada, KSA and the UAE. What sets RELX apart from competition is the fact that it has a full ecosystem (such as closed pods, disposables, device, and power bank accessories) that are designed at a cutting-edge research and development center and produced at one of the world’s largest e-cigarette factories. RELX's mission is to make RELX a trusted brand for legal age adult smokers through state-of-the-art products, industry-leading technologies, and scientific advances in collaboration with talented and committed people around the globe. The company has attracted global talents from Uber, Procter & Gamble, Apple, Beats, and L'Oréal. RELX is proud to be listed in Dubai Duty Free, the first duty free channel in the world.

RELX's Social Media

LinkedIn: RELX International

Instagram: @RELXArabia

Facebook: @RELXArabia

To view this piece of content from cts.businesswire.com, please give your consent at the top of this page.

Contact information

For further media information, samples and or images, please contact Khyati Megchiani or Mutasem Shadid at Brazen MENA:
relxarabia@brazenmena.com

About Business Wire

Business Wire
Business Wire



Subscribe to releases from Business Wire

Subscribe to all the latest releases from Business Wire by registering your e-mail address below. You can unsubscribe at any time.

Latest releases from Business Wire

Takeda’s TAKHZYRO ® (lanadelumab) Demonstrated Positive Results in the Prevention of HAE Attacks in First and Only Open-Label Phase 3 Trial in Children Ages 2 to <12 Years1.7.2022 00:01:00 CEST | Press release

Takeda (TSE:4502/NYSE:TAK) today announced late-breaking data from the Phase 3 SPRING study (NCT04070326) presented at the European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (EAACI) Hybrid Congress 2022, demonstrating positive results of TAKHZYRO® (lanadelumab) for preventing hereditary angioedema (HAE) attacks in patients 2 to <12 years of age, which were consistent with earlier studies in adult and adolescent patients.1 There are currently no long-term prophylactic (LTP) treatments approved for HAE patients younger than 6 years.2, 3, 4, 5 The primary objective of the open-label, multicenter, Phase 3 SPRING study was to evaluate the safety and pharmacokinetics (PK) of TAKHZYRO in patients aged 2 to <12 years with HAE. Clinical outcomes (prevention of HAE attacks) were measured as a secondary objective. “HAE is a rare condition where unpredictable symptoms like severely debilitating swelling can take a toll on children both physically and emotionally,” said Dr. Marcus Maurer, Professo

Venerable MMORPG Mabinogi Enters The Great Era Of Commerce With The First Of Two Summer Game Updates30.6.2022 22:20:00 CEST | Press release

Mabinogi, Nexon’s free-to-play fantasy MMORPG, announced gigantic two-part summer updates today, the first of which concentrates on the expansion of player Commerce, including upgrades to trading and bartering systems, new ports, plus entirely new merchant areas available in Iria. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20220630005876/en/ Nexon America's Mabinogi "Great Era of Commerce" (Graphic: Business Wire) In order to give Mabinogi’sworld of Erinn a more connected, energetic feel, ports have been reborn and a trade union was created featuring large ships to get players to their destinations faster. Build your merchant empire thanks to a brand new trade shop in Iria selling limited time items, and beneficial trade system changes that expand the Trading life skill with a host of economic additions. Rentable transportation, in the form of camels and dog sleds, are now available to be used for player trade runs. Player

Verisign Reports Internet Has 350.5 Million Domain Name Registrations at the End of the First Quarter of 202230.6.2022 22:06:00 CEST | Press release

VeriSign, Inc. (NASDAQ: VRSN), a global provider of domain name registry services and internet infrastructure, today announced that the first quarter of 2022 closed with 350.5 million domain name registrations across all top-level domains, an increase of 8.8 million domain name registrations, or 2.6%, compared to the fourth quarter of 2021.1,2 Domain name registrations have increased by 13.2 million, or 3.9%, year over year.1,2 The .com and .net TLDs had a combined total of 174.7 million domain name registrations in the domain name base3 at the end of the first quarter of 2022, an increase of 1.2 million domain name registrations, or 0.7%, compared to the fourth quarter of 2021. The .com and .net TLDs had a combined increase of 6.7 million domain name registrations, or 4.0%, year over year. As of March 31, 2022, the .com domain name base totaled 161.3 million domain name registrations, and the .net domain name base totaled 13.4 million domain name registrations. New .com and .net domai

Spinal Cord Stimulation Delivers Improved Arm Function30.6.2022 17:30:00 CEST | Press release

ONWARD Medical N.V. (Euronext: ONWD), the medical technology company creating innovative therapies to restore movement, independence, and health in people with spinal cord injury, today announces a Nature Neuroscience publication showing the potential for ONWARD’s ARCIM Therapy to restore movement and function in hands and arms after spinal cord injury. Regaining hand and arm function is the highest priority for many people with cervical spinal cord injury. Even mild functional deficits in hand and arm function lead to significantly reduced independence and quality of life. It has historically been challenging to develop new therapies for hand and arm function because their movements are complex and multidimensional. Researchers in today’s Nature Neuroscience publication investigated a potentially more effective approach to improving motor control of the upper limbs after spinal cord injury – an implantable neurostimulation system that modulates the spinal cord region involved in contr

NelsonHall Highlights the Strength of Mercans’ Global Employer of Record Services30.6.2022 16:00:00 CEST | Press release

“We are delighted that NelsonHall, the leading global analyst firm, has recognized Mercans as one of the fastest growing technology-driven global employer of record service providers. NelsonHall’s analyst report is a testament to the success of our EOR service line and demonstrates that our proprietary technology, combined with Mercans’ local presence in 160 countries, creates value for our customers and their employees,” said Tatjana Domovits, Group CEO of Mercans. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20220630005419/en/ Salman Saeed - Head of EOR - Mercans (Photo: AETOSWire) Mercans’ global employer of record services delivery model is unique in the industry and focuses on the excellence in customer and employee experience through digitalization, employee-centric support, and in-country expertise. Mercans has invested significantly in developing a proprietary global payroll software, HR Blizz™ with 160 country cover

In our pressroom you can read all our latest releases, find our press contacts, images, documents and other relevant information about us.

Visit our pressroom