Tobacco products are regulated by the Act (2018:2088) on Tobacco and Similar Products. This legislation regulates for example reporting of ingredients, annual reporting, product and labelling requirements, sales and marketing of tobacco products.
What is the purpose of the legislation of tobacco products?
The purpose of the legislation of tobacco products is to limit the health risks associated with the use of tobacco products and the exposure of smoke from tobacco.
Products that are not tobacco products
The following products are not classified as tobacco products according to the Act on Tobacco and Similar Products:
Tobacco 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.
In Sweden, it is prohibited to use some tobacco products in certain indoor and outdoor environments, so-called smoke-free environments.
If the rules are not followed
Only tobacco products 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 tobacco product is made available on the Swedish market, or if the sale of tobacco products is non-compliant with the regulation.
We also performs market surveillance regarding tobacco products.
The regulations on which this information is based
You are obliged to comply with the laws and regulations concerning tobacco 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.