Washington DC: oral tobacco and nicotine pouch regulation, September 2022

Oral tobacco products are considered tobacco products in Washington DC and therefore are subject to the same restrictions, except when it comes to taxation. Synthetic nicotine pouches fall within a legal grey area.

The sale of flavoured tobacco products, including menthol, is prohibited in Washington DC.

This report provides a comprehensive overview of the current and possible future regulatory framework for oral tobacco products and nicotine pouches in Washington DC, covering all policy areas from taxation and advertising to labelling and product restrictions.

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Kristina Iashina

Junior legal analyst
Kristina holds a Masters Degree in International Law from Moscow State Linguistic University, Russia. In 2020 she completed a six-month exchange programme at the University of Malaga. She has worked as a legal secretary at the Ninth Arbitration Court of Appeal, Russia; and as a legal assistant in a law firm in Moscow.

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