Product requirements on smokeless tobacco products

Smokeless tobacco products that are available to consumers on the Swedish market must be compliant with product requirements.

Packaging requirements

Portion-packed tobacco for oral use, snus, must contain at least 20 portions.

Prohibited additives

Smokeless tobacco products except tobacco for oral use, snus, that are available on the Swedish market must not contain the following additives:

  • Vitamins or other additives that create the impression that a product has a health benefit or presents reduced health risks.
  • Caffeine, taurine or other additives or stimulant compounds that are associated with energy and vitality.
  • Additives that have carcinogenic, mutagenic or toxic to reproduction properties in unburnt form.

We can, on the basis of scientific evidence, prohibit the placing on the market of smokeless tobacco products containing additives in quantities that increase the toxic or addictive effect, or the carcinogenic, mutagenic or toxic to reproduction properties of a product at the stage of consumption to a significant or measureable degree.

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