What is the purpose of the legislation of herbal products for smoking?
The purpose of the legislation of herbal products for smoking is to limit the health risks associated with the use of herbal products for smoking and their emissions.
What is an herbal product for smoking?
An herbal product for smoking means a product based on plants, herbs or fruits which contains no tobacco and that can be consumed via a combustion process.
Products that are not herbal product for smoking
The following products are not classified as herbal product for smoking according to the Act on Tobacco and Similar Products:
- Herbal product for smoking classified as a narcotic drug or a substance harmful to health. These products are regulated by the Penal Law on Narcotics or the Prohibition of Certain Goods Dangerous to Health Act.
- Hexahydrocannabinol (HHC) is covered by the Penal Law on Narcotics.
The Swedish Medical Products Agency says that:
- Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is covered by the Penal Law on Narcotics.
Swedish Medical Products Agency (lakemedelsverket.se)
In Sweden, it is prohibited to smoke herbal products for smoking in certain indoor and outdoor environments, so-called smoke-free environments.
If the rules are not followed
Only herbal products for smoking that comply with the Act on Tobacco and Similar Products may be made available on the Swedish market. A regulatory authority can decide on injunction or prohibition, with or without a fine, if a non-compliant herbal product for smoking is made available on the Swedish market.
We also performs market surveillance regarding herbal products for smoking.
The regulations on which this information is based
You are obliged to comply with the laws and regulations concerning herbal products for smoking. It is therefore your own responsibility to acquire knowledge of these. The information on this website is only intended to serve as an aid to you and does not replace what is stated in the law. There may also be other laws, or regulations from other authorities, that you need to be aware of. The Agency cannot guarantee that the information on this website is always up to date.