Regulatory report: Portugal – HnB, oral tobacco and nicotine pouches, November 2021

In Portugal, heated tobacco and other “novelties” are subject to the same restrictions as traditional cigarettes in terms of sales, advertising and public place usage. Producers of heated tobacco must obtain authorisation before products are placed on the market, unlike most other EU states in which they only need to place a notification. Snus is banned in Portugal, but nicotine pouches are subject only to consumer safety laws. Excise tax is levied on heated tobacco consumables and oral tobacco, but no excise tax is levied on pouches.

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Fernanda Tucunduva

Legal analyst
Fernanda holds a masters degree in Criminology from the Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona, Spain. She graduated in Law from de Pontifícia Universidade Católica and specialised in Criminal Corporate Law in São Paulo, Brazil. She has worked as a criminal and compliance lawyer in several law firms and also as an intern in the public sector in Brazil.

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