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6th November 2023
13th September 2023
20th June 2023
Estonia: The government has introduced a bill to transpose Commission Delegated Directive (EU) 2022/2100, adopting the directive’s exact definition of heated tobacco products (HTPs) and implementing a flavour ban. The bill does not currently define HTPs as either smoking or smokeless tobacco products. The Health Board told TobaccoIntelligence that criteria for determining a heated tobacco product category are currently being developed, which will make combined health warnings and information messages mandatory for HTPs classified as smoking products.
20th June 2023
Estonia: Parliament has approved a bill to increase excise duty on heated tobacco consumables and nicotine pouches to €112.40 per kg in 2024, €118 per kg in 2025, and €124 per kg in 2026.
19th May 2023
16th May 2023
Estonia: The government has introduced a bill to increase excise duty on heated tobacco products and nicotine pouches to €112.40 per kg in 2024, €118 in 2025 and €124 in 2026.
7th March 2023
Estonia: The Ministry of Social Affairs has drawn up a bill to amend the Tobacco Act, introducting a definition for heated tobacco, equating heated tobacco use with smoking, and establishing a flavour ban and mandatory health warning for heated tobacco in line with the EU’s Commission Delegated Directive 2022/2100. The bill has not yet been introduced in Parliament.
10th February 2023
3rd February 2023
9th January 2023
10th November 2022
Estonia: The Board of Health, the Ministry of Social Affairs and the World Health Organization (WHO) are among bodies that have submitted comments on the Tobacco Act Amendment Bill. The WHO and the Health Board do not support the bill, saying it would weaken the current regulatory framework. The Ministry of Social Affairs welcomes the regulation of nicotine pouches but suggests a broader regulation of non-tobacco nicotine products, and like the other two bodies rejects the proposals on distance selling and point-of-sale display. The first reading of the bill is scheduled for 15th November.
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