US: oral tobacco and nicotine pouch regulation, June 2024

Nicotine pouches are included within the category of tobacco products at the US federal level, so federal law applies. Additionally, non-tobacco nicotine products (which include synthetic nicotine products) fall within the authority of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to regulate tobacco products, since the passing of federal legislation in 2022.

This report provides analysis of the regulatory framework in place in the US for oral tobacco and nicotine pouches, covering all policy areas as well as barriers to market entry.

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Berta Camps Bisbal

Senior legal analyst
Berta has a law degree from the University of Barcelona and a Juris Doctor degree from Nova Southeastern University (Florida). She has worked as a faculty assistant in legal research in Florida, was a member of the Law Review, and has interned for a magistrate judge of the US District Court for the Southern District of Florida. Berta focuses on US legal analysis, including tracking all federal, state and local regulation. She runs our US interactive regulatory tracker product, following changing regulation on e-cigarettes in all 50 US states.

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