In Sweden, tobacco free nicotine products are regulated by the Act on Tobacco Free Nicotine Products. This legislation regulates for example regulates product notification, product requirements, sales and marketing of tobacco free nicotine products.
What is a tobacco free nicotine product?
A tobacco free nicotine product is a product without tobacco that contains nicotine for consumption.
There are different street names for different types of tobacco free nicotine product, some of the more common ones are nicotine pouches and white pouches.
Products that are not classified as tobacco free nicotine product
The following products are not classified as tobacco free nicotine products according to the Act on Tobacco Free Nicotine Products:
Nicotine-containing products not intended for consumption.
Tobacco products, herbal products for smoking and electronic cigarettes and refill containers. These products are regulated by the Act on Tobacco and Similar Products.
Tobacco free nicotine products 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.
Medical products or medical devices that is covered by the Medicinal Products Act or Act with Supplementary Provisions to Regulations (EU) on Medical Devices.
The Swedish Medical Products Agency says that:
Cannabidiol (CBD) is covered by the Medicinal Products Act.
Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is covered by the Penal Law on Narcotics.
Only tobacco free nicotine products that comply with the Act on Tobacco Free Nicotine Products may be available on the Swedish market.
A regulatory authority can decide on an injunction or prohibition, with or without a fine, if a non-compliant tobacco free nicotine product is available on the Swedish market, or if the sale of tobacco free nicotine product is non-compliant with the rules.
The regulations on which this information is based
You are obliged to comply with the laws and regulations concerning tobacco free nicotine products. 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.