UK government will ‘consider’ putting nicotine pouches under tobacco rules

The UK Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has published its post-implementation review of the country’s tobacco legislation. It follows a public consultation on the Tobacco and Related Products Regulations (TRPR), which highlighted the view that nicotine pouches should be regulated under a similar framework to those for tobacco and related products.

The government said it would consider this and has asked the Committee on Toxicity to examine the toxicological risks from tobacco-free oral nicotine pouches. 

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Antonia Di Lorenzo

Assistant news editor/senior reporter
Antonia is a member of the editorial team and holds a masters degree in Law from the University of Naples Federico II, Italy. She moved in 2013 to London, where she completed a postgraduate course at the London School of Journalism. In the UK, she worked as a news reporter for a financial newswire and a magazine before moving to Barcelona in 2019.

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