Tobacco-free nicotine-containing products
Draft Act on Tobacco-free Nicotine-containing Products
A new Act on Tobacco-free Nicotine-containing Products is being proposed, introducing, among others, provisions on product requirements, labelling, marketing, product testing and age requirements. The government or the authority designated by the government shall, by virtue of the authorisation granted, lay down further details of what the products may contain, how the product notification is to be designed and how the products are to be labelled. The new Act has been designed to also cover nicotine-containing products that have not yet been developed.
The bill for the Act on Tobacco-free Nicotine-containing Products will be debated by the Riksdag in spring 2022.
The proposal is for the new Act to enter into force on 1 August 2022. It is being proposed, however, that the provisions on product requirements, labelling and information collection systems will enter into force on 1 January 2023. In addition, the product notification requirement and reporting obligation will enter into force on 1 January 2024.
Tobacco-free nicotine-containing products manufactured or released for free circulation before 1 January 2023, which do not comply with the product requirements or labelling requirements under the new Act, are to be allowed to continue being made available to consumers on the market after 1 January 2023 unless they present a serious risk to human health, until no later than 1 July 2023.