Iceland: oral tobacco and nicotine pouch regulation, October 2022

Oral tobacco products are banned in Iceland, with the exception of chewing tobacco.

Product restrictions for chewing tobacco are likely to be enacted in early 2023 as a result of the upcoming transposal of the EU Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) into the Icelandic legal regime.

Further restrictions to nicotine pouches are rather unlikely, except for eventual flavour restrictions.

This report provides a detailed overview of the current regulatory framework for oral tobacco and nicotine pouches in Iceland, covering all policy areas.

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Sergi Riudalbas

Legal analyst
Sergi holds a Master’s degree in European Union Law from the University of Amsterdam, where he also participated in the Fair Work and Equality Law Clinic. He graduated in Law from the University of Barcelona in 2019. He worked as a legal research intern at Global Human Rights Defence, an NGO that monitors human rights violations worldwide. He also engaged in a traineeship program in an Egyptian law firm in 2019, arranged by AIESEC.

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