Alternative tobacco and nicotine products in the UK

Heated tobacco consumables are considered to be novel tobacco products in the UK. You can find all the content and data analysis related to the UK here. This includes our full market and regulatory reports, data sets and timely industry updates to ensure you are on top of any market and legal developments.

Current UK national regulatory framework

The Tobacco and Related Products Regulations 2016 introduced a special category of tobacco – novel tobacco product, which is defined as a product supplied after May 2014, different from tobacco, cigarettes, cigars, cigarillos, hand rolled tobacco, pipe or waterpipe tobacco, chewing, nasal or oral tobacco. The Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) further divides all tobacco products into two further large groups: “tobacco product for smoking” or “smokeless tobacco product”; our analysis found that heated tobacco is generally considered as a novel smokeless tobacco product.