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Regulation in Switzerland – TobaccoIntelligence Regulatory Report


There is currently no federal law specifically regulating alternative tobacco products like heated tobacco or snus in Switzerland. Since 1955, tobacco products have been regulated under the food and commodity laws; however, since 2017, the revised Federal Act on Foodstuffs and Utility Articles excludes tobacco products from its scope. There is now a transitional period until a specific federal law on tobacco products is developed, extended until 2023. This report provides a comprehensive overview of the current regulatory landscape, as well as the possible future regulations for these products.



1 Executive summary
2 Regulatory landscape
3 National regulatory framework
4 Age restrictions
5 Product restrictions
6 Labelling and packaging
7 Obligation to notify
8 Retail channels restrictions
9 Public usage
10 Advertising and marketing
11 Taxation
12 Enforcement (future)
13 Relevant laws and texts
14 Relevant bodies