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17th August 2023
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13th July 2023
Slovakia: The Ministry of Health has confirmed to TobaccoIntelligence that herbal heated sticks that contain no tobacco and are not burned do not fall under tobacco regulation. Herbal heated sticks containing cannabis are illegal.
27th April 2023
Slovakia: A proposal has been submitted to the National Council (parliament) to amend Act 89/2016 on the production, labelling and sale of tobacco and related products, implementing Commission Delegated Directive (EU) 2022/2100. It would introduce a definition of heated tobacco products, ban flavours for heated tobacco, and subject it to the same packaging rules as tobacco for smoking. If adopted, the amendment will come into force on 23rd October.
14th December 2022
Slovakia: The government has approved the National Action Plan for the control of tobacco and related products, seeking to improve smoking prevention among young people compliance with the law on the protection of non-smokers. The Slovak Pneumology Society has praised the plan for advocating a harm reduction approach, media reports.
12th December 2022
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22nd September 2022
Slovakia: An amendment to bring nicotine pouches under the Act on the Production, Labelling and Sale of Tobacco and Related Products moved to its second reading in the National Council yesterday, media reports. In addition to labelling requirements, the amendment reportedly seeks to introduce age limits, and a cap of 20 mg of nicotine per pouch. If it receives final approval in parliament and from president Zuzana Čaputová, the rules will be effective from January 2023.
7th September 2022
Slovakia: The National Smoke-Free Day festival will take place tomorrow in the capital, Bratislava. Among other activities, adult visitors will reportedly be instructed about the main risks associated with nicotine and tobacco use, including smoke-free alternatives.
26th August 2022
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