Heated tobacco is considered a novel tobacco product in Germany. Its regulatory burden depends on the classification of individual products as smoking or smokeless.
Currently sold brands are subject to rules for smokeless tobacco.
The tax rate on heated tobacco will have a gradual increase until 2026.
This report provides a detailed overview of Germany’s regulatory framework for heated tobacco and herbal heated products, covering all policy areas from product and packaging requirements to taxation and sanctions.
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Table of contents
- Executive summary
- Germany: the basics
- National regulatory framework
- Age restrictions
- Product restrictions
- Labelling and packaging
- Obligation to notify
- Retail channel restrictions
- Public usage
- Advertising and marketing
- Relevant laws
- Relevant bodies
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