Alternative tobacco and nicotine products in Estonia

The government of Estonia is currently considering a new bill that will amend the country’s Tobacco Act and clarify the regulations for snus and heated tobacco. Keep up to date with the latest developments from this page, which houses all of our content that relates to the market for tobacco alternatives in Estonia, from in-depth regulatory reports to independently researched market data and news briefings.

As the Estonian Parliament (Riigikogu) considers amendments to the country’s tobacco legislation its aim is to clarify the regulations for snus and heated tobacco and bring down the country’s smoking rates.

The bill, proposed by eight MPs from the opposition party, will introduce rules and safety standards on tobacco-free snus, which is currently regulated as a tobacco product in the Tobacco Act.

If passed, the new legislation would introduce product and labelling restrictions such as maximum nicotine concentration and health warnings.

It would also permit distance sales of heated tobacco products in the country, which have been forbidden since 1st July 2019.

In an explanatory memorandum, MPs were said to believe the amendments are necessary because the domestic distance sales ban has hampered access to reduced-risk products and led to an increase in black market trade.

Our independent legal analysts will keep you informed of developments and any relevant research will be posted on this page.