The big news from the US Food and Drug Administration last week was a ban on menthol in combustible cigarettes, closing off a loophole that had allowed this one flavour to be marketed even after all others were forbidden. It may not happen any time soon – the agency’s cautiously-worded announcement said only that it is “working […]
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This regulatory tracker provides a summary of the regulation of tobacco-free pouches globally as specified by the authorities in each country in answer to TobaccoIntelligence’s inquiries or after specific information has otherwise emerged. Its purpose is to provide an objective overview of regulation across the selected countries rather than our analysis or hypothesis regarding the most likely scenario.
Swedish Match posted an operating profit of nearly SEK 7bn ($845m) in 2020, up 23% on the previous year, thanks largely to a good performance by its ZYN nicotine pouches and record US sales The company posted an operating profit of nearly SEK 7bn ($845m) in 2020, an increase of 23% against 2019.
This report analyses the current and likely near-future regulatory framework for nicotine pouches in Illinois, Ohio, Georgia, North Carolina, and Michigan – the sixth to tenth largest in the US by population
Tobacco pouches (snus) are banned throughout the EU except in Sweden. However, there is no EU-level regulation of pouches that contain nicotine but not tobacco – and they are the subject of this report
Synthetic nicotine, created from chemicals in a lab, not derived from tobacco, is not a specifically regulated product in the US so its legal status is subject to interpretation, as outlined in detail in this report
Canada’s top health authority has issued a warning against nicotine pouches, saying they may pose “various serious health risks” to users, and ordered the recall of an unauthorised product being sold in Toronto
The Australian Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) has issued a final decision not to amend the country’s Poisons Standard – a decision which leaves the sale of heated tobacco products banned in the country
The Belarus government has made a first firm step towards restricting the sale of tobacco-free nicotine-containing products, including tobacco-free snus (sometimes known as “white pouch”), to minors and in some retailing spaces
Hong Kong will reintroduce a bill to ban tobacco-alternative products after local elections in September. The Legislative Council ended discussions on the existing bill due to lack of time before its term ends in July
In recent years, there has been interest in adding nicotine to all sorts of products to provide smokers a healthier way to satisfy their craving. This report assesses the possibility of adding nicotine to food in the EU
Organisers of two major conferences and exhibitions on nicotine delivery are hoping the events can still go ahead despite the global coronavirus outbreak and a number of other event cancellations and postponements
This report covers the regulatory landscape for tobacco-free and tobacco-containing snus products in Russia. Retail sale of snus containing tobacco has been prohibited in Russia since 2015, but the law does not apply to tobacco-free nicotine snus
The regulation of tobacco-free pouches is controversial, due to its novelty but also because it is not clear under which regulatory regime these products fall. This report covers Sweden’s regulation of tobacco-free snus
Is nicotine really as addictive as heroin, as the US surgeon general claims? And what does that really mean, anyway? ECigIntelligence pits the scientific evidence against the easy soundbite
The market for nicotine alternatiaves is a fast-moving one in a period of rapid change and growth, so it’s important for industry stakeholders to keep on top of the latest developments.
2021 looks set to become another significant year for the tobacco-alternatives industry, with new regulations on the horizon – and hopefully some light at the end of the tunnel after the Covid-19 pandemic.
Taxation will once again be one of the hot topics in Europe, with a final decision due from the European Commission on introducing a harmonised tax scheme for heated tobacco products.
A roadmap will be put through a consultation process in the first quarter of 2021 before the final decision is taken in the third quarter of the year.
Another significant date is the end of May when Brussels will publish the Tobacco Products Directive impact assessment, which is expected to shape near-future policies towards tobacco alternatives.
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