Regulatory & market intelligence for alternative tobacco & nicotine products
Snus and oral
The TobaccoIntelligence oral hub provides access to in-depth coverage of issues impacting the market and regulation of oral tobacco products, including snus and nicotine pouches. It includes coverage of market trends, products and regulatory issues. Important topics include the growth of modern oral products, EU and European regulation, FDA policy, and product innovation in oral tobacco.
Researchers at the Norwegian Institute of Public Health (NIPH) found that plain packaging did not produce a decline in men’s snus use in Norway, with “inconclusive results” on both smoking and women’s snus use
New figures from the European Commission reveal broad support for harmonised tax rules for tobacco-alternative products ahead of the revision of a directive on the structure and rates of excise duties on tobacco
This report offers a detailed overview of the current regulatory regime in place in Ukraine for heated tobacco, snus and nicotine pouches as well as an analysis of the possible upcoming near-future regulations
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This regulatory tool consolidates all of our global regulatory Live Alerts, collected in Excel database format, allowing you to filter information by date, region, country and legislative area.
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.
Sales of nicotine pouches in the US have risen 300 times higher over the five years since they entered the US market in 2016, according to figures released by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
A group of 31 US state attorneys general have accused the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of failing to impose rules setting “acceptable levels of nicotine” for oral nicotine products and called for a flavour ban
This tracker covers the ten largest US states by population, focusing on bills that specifically target modern oral tobacco products. It shows the intention of the state legislatures on specifically regulating modern oral tobacco products (or not).
While politicians in Estonia are currently weighing up the possibility of softening regulations for tobacco-alternative products, a new survey has unveiled new figures about the consumption of these products
TobaccoIntelligence has studied the growth of the modern oral market to provide forecasts of market size and user numbers up to 2022. The data – focused on the US, Sweden, and Norway – includes a breakdown of the market value of snus and nicotine pouches, and the number of modern oral users.
PMI’s acquisition of Fertin Pharma, a Danish manufacturer of gums and other oral products, indicates the company’s strategy to ensure “corporate survival” in the tobacco-alternatives sector, experts believe
The Estonian Parliament (Riigikogu) is considering a new bill amending the country’s Tobacco Act with the aim of clarifying the regulations for snus and heated tobacco and bringing down the country’s smoking rates
Nicotine pouches are widely available in Austria both online and offline. Snus and chewing tobacco have limited availability. This report is based on our survey and analysis of both the online and offline modern oral markets
Health officials in Rome are considering regulation of nicotine pouches in the country after they seized and banned the sale of a brand of such products following a Higher Health Institute (ISS) laboratory analysis
Two startling statistics emerge from a recent survey of smokers in Europe: nearly one in three (31%) of current smokers would be interested in trying snus if it became legal, but less than 3% are actually snus users
British American Tobacco (BAT) has upgraded its annual forecast with an expectation of strong growth in new categories in post-pandemic times and a planned further rollout of its heated tobacco portfolio
This report analyses the current and likely near-future regulatory framework for nicotine pouches in New Jersey, Virginia, Washington, Arizona, and Massachusetts – the 11th to 15th largest US states by population
Bosnia and Herzegovina has passed a bill that will harmonise the country’s tobacco regulation with the provisions of the EU Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) and establish a regulatory framework for tobacco alternatives
The European Commission is planning strong action to enhance the EU Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) and warns that the current legislation “does not fully capture” some new products, such as nicotine pouches
The information the public receives on tobacco harm reduction and whether it contributes to improving the role of tobacco-alternatives is a hot topic that divides the industry and the scientific community
This report offers an overview of the current restrictions in place in India for heated tobacco, oral tobacco and nicotine pouches, including product restrictions, marketing and advertising laws and more
Altria has confirmed its full-year guidance for 2021 and full acquisition of its nicotine pouches business despite a dip in total company earnings for the first quarter of the year
The market for oral tobacco 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.
Meanwhile, the market continues to grow in the US, where British American Tobacco (BAT) says the modern oral segment experienced global revenue growth of 57% in 2020, with an increase of 45% in shipments to the US, with 162m pouches.
BAT also expects the upcoming national rollout of nicotine pouch brand Dryft in the US to have “great momentum for future success” following its purchase in late 2020.
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