Tobacco for oral use, including snus, is prohibited in Germany, with the exception of chewing tobacco.
The German authorities consider tobacco-free nicotine pouches to be foods containing the unauthorised novel food ingredient nicotine, meaning they cannot be placed on the German market.
This report provides a comprehensive overview of the current regulatory framework in place in Germany for oral tobacco and nicotine pouches, covering all policy areas.
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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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