Articles tagged with TPD

Regulations
dutch flavour ban

Dutch flavour ban fears: Copy Sweden’s harm reduction model instead

Dutch flavour ban fears: Copy Sweden’s harm reduction model instead

A proposed Dutch flavour ban has tobacco harm reduction advocates scrambling, prompting questions as to why the Netherlands doesn’t instead follow Sweden’s example when it comes to regulating nicotine products. Consumers and interest groups have until Sept...

Regulations
eu call for evidence EU tobacco law

‘Record’ public response ahead of EU tobacco law revisions

‘Record’ public response ahead of EU tobacco law revisions

The European Commission was flooded with more than 24,000 responses to its “call for evidence” as it considers possible updates to EU tobacco laws. The majority of respondents indicated support for tobacco har...

Regulations
jo churchill uk snus ban review

UK breaks from ‘flawed’ EU science with vow of evidence-based snus ban review

UK breaks from ‘flawed’ EU science with vow of evidence-based snus ban review

UK health minister Jo Churchill’s promise of an evidence-based snus ban review marks a significant turning point in acknowledging the questionable science behind the impact assessment used by the EU to justify...

Opinions
Global Forum on Nicotine 2021

Global Forum on Nicotine 2021 preview: Patrik Strömer on snus and the future of nicotine

Global Forum on Nicotine 2021 preview: Patrik Strömer on snus and the future of nicotine

Patrik Strömer, Secretary General of the Association of Swedish Snus Manufacturers, offers his recommendations and expectations about what to watch ahead of the Global Forum on Nicotine 2021. Themed ‘the Fu...

Opinions
Jörgen Warborn, EU-parlamentariker, M

Swedish MEP: Revised EU Tobacco Products Directive must allow snus

Swedish MEP: Revised EU Tobacco Products Directive must allow snus

The upcoming revision of the EU Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) is an opportunity to finally lift the EU’s ban on snus and give smokers the chance to switch to a much less harmful product, argues Swedish MEP ...

Regulations

EU Tobacco Products Directive a ‘wasted opportunity’ to learn from Sweden

EU Tobacco Products Directive a ‘wasted opportunity’ to learn from Sweden

The latest EU Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) report makes no attempt to understand why the one EU country where snus is legal also has the EU’s lowest smoking rates. The TPD 2021 Application Report, publi...

Health

Swedish MEP calls out Commission ‘dishonesty’ on snus and cancer

Swedish MEP calls out Commission ‘dishonesty’ on snus and cancer

Swedish MEP Sara Skyttedal believes the European Commission’s “ideological opposition” to all tobacco and nicotine leaves ignorant on the science on Swedish snus and cancer. And progress on the EU’s Beating Ca...

Health

Swedish MPs slammed for plan equating nicotine pouches with cigarettes

Swedish MPs slammed for plan equating nicotine pouches with cigarettes

A student organisation close to Sweden’s centre-right Moderate Party has sharply criticised two of the party’s MPs for seeking to tax tobacco-free nicotine pouches in the same way tobacco.  Martin Berg...

Opinions

What’s in Sweden’s new tobacco bill?

What’s in Sweden’s new tobacco bill?

Patrik Strömer, General Secretary of the Association of Swedish Snus Manufacturers, takes a closer look at Sweden's latest tobacco bill. In the proposal for a new tobacco law presented by Sweden’s health mi...