Netherlands edges closer to full ban on nicotine pouches with new proposal

The Dutch House of Representatives gave the green light to a proposal seeking to ban nicotine pouches completely. This move by the lower chamber of parliament seems to illustrate how the Netherlands is becoming increasingly anti–novel nicotine.

The proposal establishes rules for nicotine-containing products that do not contain tobacco. These products would also fall under the Tobacco and Smoking Products Act and would be subject to an advertising ban and an age limit, among other restrictions. The amendment also sets out to completely ban nicotine pouches.

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Antonia Di Lorenzo

Assistant news editor/senior reporter
Antonia is a member of the editorial team and holds a masters degree in Law from the University of Naples Federico II, Italy. She moved in 2013 to London, where she completed a postgraduate course at the London School of Journalism. In the UK, she worked as a news reporter for a financial newswire and a magazine before moving to Barcelona in 2019.

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