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Leaked EU doc sparks ‘snus shock’ in Sweden 

Leaked EU doc sparks ‘snus shock’ in Sweden 

Weekend media reports about a leaked EU document purportedly calling for a steep increase in excise duties on Swedish snus sparked an angry "snus shock" among Swedish snus consumers and politicians. “What’s described is an unreasonable proposal,” Sweden’s ...

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Exclusive: Call for Evidence Database reveals smokers’ preference for pouches

Exclusive: Call for Evidence Database reveals smokers’ preference for pouches

Snusforumet is the first media outlet to gain access to a unique database of roughly 24,000 submissions to the European Commission’s call for evidence process ahead of revisions to EU tobacco laws. It’s the fi...

Opinions

‘Finland and Sweden should join forces to liberalise EU snus legislation’

‘Finland and Sweden should join forces to liberalise EU snus legislation’

Support for more liberal snus legislation is growing in Finland - but it’s at the EU level that change must take place. Sweden's next government should join forces with Finland to help rally public opinion and...

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Czech EU presidency puts focus on tobacco harm reduction

Czech EU presidency puts focus on tobacco harm reduction

The six-month Czech EU presidency, which kicks off in July 2022, is set to create a forceful proponent of tobacco harm reduction within the EU as the bloc forges ahead with efforts to draw up new tobacco regul...

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EU opens ‘call for evidence’ on nicotine pouches

EU opens ‘call for evidence’ on nicotine pouches

Nicotine consumers and tobacco harm reduction advocates can now have a direct impact on EU rules governing nicotine pouches and other tobacco products.  But they need to act by June 17th. “This is a...

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Swedish MEP: DG SANTE must clarify ‘fabricated’ nicotine pouch ban data

Swedish MEP: DG SANTE must clarify ‘fabricated’ nicotine pouch ban data

Swedish MEP Sara Skyttedal sees as “very serious” the possibility that DG SANTE “fabricated data” about member states' views on a possible nicotine pouch ban.  “It is difficult to free oneself from the susp...

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Docs expose DG SANTE ‘duplicity’ on nicotine pouch regulation

Docs expose DG SANTE ‘duplicity’ on nicotine pouch regulation

Previously unreleased EU documents obtained by Snusforumet reveal the European Commission's DG SANTE exaggerated claims about member states’ desire for EU-wide regulation and calls to ban tobacco-free nicotine...

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EU cancer plan Sara Skyttedal om EU:s plan mot cancer. EU's beating cancer plan.

EU cancer plan passage ‘important step’ for tobacco harm reduction: Swedish MEP

EU cancer plan passage ‘important step’ for tobacco harm reduction: Swedish MEP

The European Parliament has adopted a “historic” EU cancer plan to guide the region's fight against cancer. Swedish MEP Sara Skyttedal called the vote an “important step” in acknowledging tobacco harm reductio...

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Snusforumet readership reaches new heights

Snusforumet readership reaches new heights

Snusforumet readership jumped 44 percent during 2021 amid rising interest in tobacco and public health policy both in Sweden and internationally. “It’s extremely gratifying to know that so many people are i...