Before a smokeless tobacco product may be available to consumers on the Swedish market, its manufacturer or importer must comply with the reporting of ingredients to us.
Smokeless tobacco products that are available to consumers on the Swedish market must also fulfil the annual reporting obligation, be compliant with product requirements and carry health warnings on its packages.
What is a smokeless tobacco product?
Smokeless tobacco product is a tobacco product not involving a combustion process, including chewing tobacco, nasal tobacco and tobacco for oral use.
Chewing tobacco is a smokeless tobacco product exclusively intended for the purpose of chewing.
Nasal tobacco is a smokeless tobacco product that can be consumed via the nose.
Tobacco for oral use are all tobacco products for oral use, except those intended to be inhaled or chewed, made wholly or partly of tobacco, in powder or in particulate form or in any combination of those forms, particularly those presented in sachet portions or porous sachets. In Sweden this type of product is generally called snus.
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.
Snus and chewing tobacco is also regulated within the framework of food legislation
In addition to the Act on Tobacco and Similar Products, tobacco for oral use, snus, and chewing tobacco is also regulated within the framework of food legislation. If you have any questions about food legislation, please contact the Swedish Food Agency.