Austria: oral tobacco and nicotine pouch regulation, June 2023

There are no age restrictions on the federal level for nicotine pouches in Austria, but this is likely to change soon.

Oral tobacco, including snus and chewing tobacco, is prohibited.

Age restrictions on nicotine pouches are likely to be imposed in the near future, if the government draft proposal is passed.

This report provides a detailed overview of the regulatory framework currently in place in Austria for oral tobacco and nicotine pouches, covering all policy areas from product and packaging restrictions, to advertising and taxation.

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Fernanda Tucunduva

Legal analyst
Fernanda holds a masters degree in Criminology from the Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona, Spain. She graduated in Law from de Pontifícia Universidade Católica and specialised in Criminal Corporate Law in São Paulo, Brazil. She has worked as a criminal and compliance lawyer in several law firms and also as an intern in the public sector in Brazil.

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