China: HnB, oral tobacco and nicotine pouch regulation, May 2022

Selling tobacco, including heated and oral tobacco, in China must be approved by the Chinese State Tobacco Monopoly. Following the enactment of comprehensive regulations for e-cigarettes, the authorities could focus on developing a national standard for heated tobacco. This would be a logical next step following the opening of the first heated tobacco experience store by the Sichuan local tobacco administration in June 2020.

This report provides a detailed overview of the current regulatory framework in place in China for heated and oral tobacco, and nicotine pouches.

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