Health warnings on packages and outer packaging of electronic cigarettes and refill containers should read as follows: The bill, entitled “Stricter rules for new nicotine products”, was presented by the Ministry of Social Affairs last week and is currently under consideration by the Legislative Council (Lagrådet), which assesses the legal validity of legislative proposals before Parliament considers them. E-cigarettes are typically used to quit smoking, but all of these nicotine-containing products are regulated by the Swedish Medical Device Authority. Nicotine gum, patches, et cetera. E-cigarettes are no exception,” Martin Burman, the agency`s spokesman and a nicotine specialist, told TV4 news channel. “But the difference is that these products have been evaluated and approved. E-cigarettes don`t. “In Sweden, vape shops are essentially #tobaccoharmreduction pharmacies. They sell e-cigarettes, nicotine bags and snus. @Stingfreesnus #GFN21 nicotine-free e-liquid used in e-cigarettes is not subject to the quantity restriction.
So you can bring more than 20 milliliters of nicotine-free e-liquid into Sweden without having to pay a fee for the amount. Cross-border distance selling takes place when a trader supplies electronic cigarettes or refill containers for sale to consumers in a country other than the country where the trader`s registered office or business is located. You must send the registration data for your cross-border distance sales of e-cigarettes and refill containers by e-mail or post to the Swedish health authority. Snus is a bag of wet tobacco powder that is placed under the upper lip for a long time. Throughout the EU, this product is only legal in Sweden, where it is considered an effective harm reduction product. However, it is also widely used in Denmark and Norway. In fact, snus has not only allowed Sweden to have the lowest smoking rates in Europe, but more importantly, the lowest lung cancer rates in the entire continent. Companies whose activity involves cross-border sales of tobacco products, electronic cigarettes or refill containers shall not disclose consumers` personal data to manufacturers of those goods and products, to companies belonging to the same group or to third parties. The general rules on chemicals also apply to e-cigarettes and refill containers. “It is undeniable that these products can be legally sold in Sweden in the current situation,” the decision reads.
The stringency of Swedish customs when it comes to stopping imports is unclear. Many e-cigarette users have continued to receive e-juice packets, and some customers will continue to order e-liquid, even if it carries legal risk. The self-monitoring and self-monitoring program accompanies you in your business. The program also serves as a checklist to ensure your business meets regulatory requirements. They carry out all control activities themselves. This includes ensuring that your company carries out proper age checks and that your employees do not sell e-cigarettes to anyone under the age of 18. E-liquids containing nicotine used in e-cigarettes are subject to special regulations. Whether you are returning to Sweden from a country inside or outside the EU, you are only allowed to bring 20 milliliters of nicotine-containing e-liquid for free.
If you want to bring more of this type of e-liquid, you will have to pay a fee. There is no limit to the nicotine content of the e-liquid. “The aromas are not harmful. However, what is very harmful is traditional smoking. To reduce the harms associated with smoking, we need to reduce smoking. Therefore, it is good to provide alternatives to conventional cigarettes for people who want to quit smoking,” Moderate Party MP Johan Hultberg and member of the Health and Welfare Committee told Snusforumet before the vote. The decision to tax e-cigarettes stems from the principle of equal treatment of products – as other nicotine-containing products are taxed, e-nicotine products should be taxed in the same way. (2017/18: SkU17 to 7.) The health effects of e-nicotine products have probably not yet been scientifically proven. (Ibid.) Nevertheless, to justify the taxation of e-nicotine products, the Swedish Tax Committee refers to a report by the World Health Organization (WHO report FCTC/COP/7/11), which states that while e-nicotine products are likely to be less harmful than regular cigarettes, they are unlikely to be harmless.
(Ed. 7-8.) However, the Riksdag did not support the ban proposed by the e-cigarette flavours bill on the basis of the committee`s recommendation that cigarette taxes should be surprisingly low in Sweden after adjustment for income, but heated tobacco products are taxed at 1,957 crowns per kilogram (€181), one of the highest rates in the EU. Sweden is the only EU country where “snus” can be legally purchased thanks to an exemption it negotiated when it joined the EU in 1995. It now has a much lower smoking rate than any other European country (at just seven percent compared to the EU average of 23 percent). E-cigarettes themselves are legal in Sweden, and nicotine-free e-liquid is available. However, nicotine-containing products are generally classified as medicines. Two exceptions are regular cigarettes and smokeless tobacco, snus, which are regulated by the Tobacco Act (Tobakslagen). A small bottle of nicotine e-liquid can contain much higher concentrations of nicotine, leading to 33 cases of poisoning in 2013, including children and e-cigarette users, according to the Medical Device Agency. Swedish customs officials have circumvented a court order preventing them from confiscating e-cigarettes, finding a loophole that allows the administration to “promote public health”. The estimated size of the NRT market is EUR 85.3 million. In Sweden, you don`t need a prescription to buy NRT.
NRT is legal in the marketplace. You can buy NRT in many general stores without a prescription. Registration form in Swedish (Blankett för Registreringsblankett för gränsöverskridande distansförsäljning av e-cigaretter) Heated tobacco products are legal but cannot be marketed. Snus is licensed and regulated as a consumer product. It can be imported for personal use and also purchased online. A warning is mandatory on the packaging and can only be purchased by people aged 18 and over, but there are no restrictions on the taste range or nicotine content. (July 26, 2018) On 1 July 2018, a new tax on all e-liquids and similar nicotine products, commonly known as e-cigarettes, came into force in Sweden. (Lag om skatt på vissa nikotinhaltiga produkter, SVENSK FÖRFATTNIGNSSAMLING [SFS] 2018:696.) The new rules subject e-nicotine products to a new value-added tax (VAT) target of 25%. So far, these nicotine products have not been taxed with a nicotine tax. (See Skatteutskottets betänkande 2017/18:SkU17 Beskattning av elektroniska cigaretter och vissa andra nikotinhaltiga produkter, Swedish Parliament website; Proposal [Prop.] 2017/18:187, Swedish Parliament website.) If you import e-cigarettes and refills into Sweden from a country outside the EU, there are limits based on the following value: If passed, the sale of flavored vape products will be illegal from January. 1, 2023. “I`d rather risk legal rap than start smoking again, and I`m pretty sure I`d smoke again without e-liquid.
I estimate that 70-80% of e-cigarette users without access to e-liquid would start smoking again and a terrible number of people would die needlessly,” said Patrick Nielsen, an e-cigarette user in Stockholm. The notification must be submitted in electronic form via the EU-CEG to the Swedish health authority six months before the planned placement of the electronic cigarette or refill bottle on the Swedish market. The same applies to a new notification for any significant changes to the product. As a manufacturer, importer or distributor of e-cigarettes or refill containers, you must immediately inform the Swedish health authority if you believe or have reason to believe that a product is not safe, is not of good quality or does not comply with the law. Sweden complies with the EU Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) (2014), except where the regulation applies to snus. Electronic cigarettes are regulated in Sweden by the Electronic Cigarettes and Refill Containers Act (2017/425), which came into force on 1 July 2017. Electronic cigarettes containing tobacco are regulated by the Tobacco Act, while those classified as medical devices, medicinal products or dangerous substances are regulated by the Medicines Act (2015:315), the Medical Devices Act (1993:584) or the Prohibition of Certain Dangerous Goods Act (1999:42). E-cigarettes must also comply with the Product Safety Act (2004: 451). High-concentration e-liquids with nicotine concentrations above 17 mg/ml are subject to a de facto ban in Sweden, as they require permits that are unlikely to be granted. Cross-border sales are legal.
The prohibition of sponsorship in any form, including radio and television programmes and the placement of television products, is described in detail in the Radio and Television Act (20101: 696). In January 2018, a tax on e-cigarette liquid of two crowns (0.2 euros) per milliliter was announced. A new ban on vaping in public spaces will come into effect in July 2019. The prohibition applies to outdoor service areas in cafes and restaurants, as well as public playgrounds, bus stops and platforms, sports arenas and entrances to municipal buildings. The proposed taste ban is “fundamentally wrong, legally uncertain and counterproductive to public health policy,” Camilla Waltersson Grönvall, a member of the Moderate Opposition Party committee, wrote in an amendment.