Both e-cigs & nicotine gum illegal in GCC countries
e-cigs have been illegal here in the Gulf Cooperation Council countries (Saudi, Qatar,Kuwait, UAE) cor a few years, and nicotine gum was made illegal earlier this year.
Meanwhile a pack of cigarettes is ~£1.20 to £1.80.
The legislative process is a bit murkier here, so I don't know whose idea that was. I presume the tobacco lobby gave some wasta to the appropriate health ministers.