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29th September 2022
Iceland: Following the presentation of the Budget for 2023, including a 7.7% increase in tax on heated tobacco products, the Ministry of Finance is to introduce an amendment to the Act on Taxes on Alcohol and Tobacco, no. 96/1995, increasing the applicable excise duty from ISK30.15 (€0.22) to ISK32.45 (€0.23) per g of tobacco.
28th September 2022
Iceland: The Ministry of Health is inviting comments until 10th October on a bill amending the Tobacco Control Act No 6 of 2002 to transpose the EU Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) into Icelandic law. If the bill is adopted, new product and labelling restrictions and notification requirements will be applied to heated tobacco products. No changes will be applied to oral tobacco, which is banned, or to nicotine pouches, which are covered by different regulation.
13th September 2022
12th September 2022
2nd September 2022
1st September 2022
Iceland: An amendment to the Law on E-cigarettes and Refills requiring nicotine pouches to carry information on the amount of nicotine that they contain, as well as a health warning, comes into force today, 1st September. The specific requirements of the health warnings on nicotine pouches remain unclear, as the regulation setting them out only applies to e-cigarettes.
28th July 2022
Iceland: Tomorrow is the last day to submit comments on the Ministry of Health’s planned amendments to the Tobacco Control Act following the incorporation of the EU Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) into the EEA agreement in February. The bill to transpose the TPD into Icelandic law, which has not yet been published, is scheduled to be presented in the autumn, with the proposed changes to be made public after the consultation period.
11th July 2022
Iceland: A bill amending Law 87/2018 on electronic cigarettes and refills has today come into force. The law makes nicotine pouches subject to the same regulations as e-cigarettes, including age restrictions, product restrictions, labelling and packaging requirements, notification requirements, public usage and advertising restrictions. It also makes the sale of nicotine products subject to licensing by the Housing and Civil Engineering Institute. Some labelling restrictions will apply from 1st September.
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