Requirements on novel tobacco product

Novel tobacco products intended for consumers on the Swedish market must comply with the rules in the Act on Tobacco and Similar Products and other relevant legislation. For example the Act on Tobacco Tax.

What is a novel tobacco product?

Novel tobacco product is a tobacco product which is not cigarettes, roll-your-own tobacco, pipe tobacco, waterpipe tobacco, cigars, cigarillos, chewing tobacco, nasal tobacco or tobacco for oral use and is placed on the market after 19 May 2014.

Heated Tobacco Product

Heated tobacco product, or HTP, is a novel tobacco product that is heated to produce an emission containing nicotine and other chemicals, which is then inhaled by user(s), and that, depending on its characteristics, is a smokeless tobacco product or a tobacco product for smoking.


Heated Tobacco Product that is provided without any tobacco sticks, meaning the device is provided on its own, does not need to be notified.

Requirements in the Act on Tobacco and Similar Products

Requirement in other legislation

In Sweden, there are requirements in other legislation than the Act on Tobacco and Similar Products that applies to novel tobacco products.

  • Act on Tobacco Tax. If you have questions about excise duty on tobacco that must be paid on tobacco goods manufactured in, imported into, or received in Sweden – either from another EU country or from a country outside the EU, please contact the Swedish Tax Agency.

Act (2022:155) on Tobacco Tax ( (in Swedish)

Excise duty on tobacco (

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