Celebrating our 10th anniversary – Unlock our special offer today

Regulatory report: China – legal status of oral tobacco products, September 2020

According to a newsletter released by the China State Tobacco Monopoly Administration in January 2019, “oral tobacco should be regulated as tobacco products because their main raw materials come directly from tobacco leaf”. However, in August 2020, the Department of Law and Legislation of the National Health Commission told TobaccoIntelligence that they are unclear about the regulation on snus. A tobacco control officer of the Department of Planning and Information of the National Health Commission told us: “The usage rate of snus is very low in China. It should be regulated as tobacco products, but there is no specific regulation of oral tobacco products.” The report offers an analysis of the current status of snus in China.

I'm already a subscriber
Author default picture


This article was written by one of TobaccoIntelligence’s international correspondents. We currently employ more than 40 reporters around the world to cover individual nicotine markets.

Our Key Benefits

The global novel nicotine market is in an opaque regulatory environment that requires professionals to be on top of industry developments to make informed decisions and optimise their strategy.

TobaccoIntelligence provides organisations with leading market and regulatory data analysis to anticipate and understand market developments globally and the impact of regulatory changes to the business.

  • Stay informed of any legal and market change in the sector that impacts your organisation
  • Maximise resources by getting market and legal data analysis daily in one place
  • Make smart decisions by understanding how the regulatory and market landscape evolves
  • Anticipate risks in your decisions by monitoring regulatory changes that impact your organisation