As of February 2022, can view and filter individual regulatory alerts per region. If you want to get our monthly compilations, visit our alerts Round-up section.
15th March 2023
Finland: The Ministry of Finance has confirmed to TobaccoIntelligence that heated tobacco products have been subject to excise tax since 1st January 2022, but said no such products are on the market in Finland. The ministry also confirmed that tobacco-free nicotine pouches are not subject to excise tax.
20th February 2023
2nd February 2023
2nd February 2023
25th January 2023
22nd November 2022
Finland: According to the Finnish National Supervisory Authority for Welfare and Health (Valvira) and Finnish Customs, high-concentration nicotine pouches (more than 4 mg per pouch) can no longer be ordered even with a prescription from foreign online stores, but only from pharmacies in Finland, press reports.
18th November 2022
26th August 2022
14th June 2022
Finland: The student and youth sections of the Coalition Party put a motion to the opposition party’s congress at the weekend calling for the legalisation of snus and chewing tobacco, media reports. However, the party’s programme manager, Antti Vesala, said legalising snus was practically impossible since it would conflict with EU law.
14th April 2022
Finland: The Ministry of Social Affairs and Health has confirmed to TobaccoIntelligence that an amendment to the Tobacco Act was yesterday approved by president Sauli Niinistö. From 1st May 2022 the list of smoke-free environments will be extended and the existing flavour ban will be extended to include DIY additives. Uniform packaging for tobacco products will become mandatory on 1st May 2023.
1st April 2022
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