What Types of Flavoured Heated Tobacco Will Be Banned?

As of October 2023, the EU will ban the sale of heated tobacco products with characterizing flavours. Any heated tobacco products with characterizing flavours will no longer be available for adult heated tobacco product users in the EU.

What Is a Characterizing Flavour?

The EU defines characterizing flavours as a clearly noticeable smell or taste different from tobacco. Europe’s new legislation prohibits heated tobacco products with a clearly noticeable smell or taste other than one of tobacco, resulting from an additive. The ban prohibits products like heated tobacco products with characterizing herb or fruit flavours.

Information about Heated Tobacco Products in Cyprus

After the ban, heated tobacco products with aroma and flavour of tobacco will still be available in Cyprus.

Learn about heated tobacco.

When Will Heated Tobacco Characterizing Flavours Be Banned?

The European Union proposed characterizing flavoured heated tobacco restrictions in June 2022. This marked the beginning of a formal EU-wide process, culminating in a ban on the sale of characterizing flavoured heated tobacco.

The European Commission has announced that the ban will take effect across EU Member States as of 23rd of October 2023.

Heated tobacco products are not risk-free and provide nicotine, which is addictive. Smoke-free products are not alternatives to quitting and are not designed as cessation aids. The best decision for any adult smoker is to quit tobacco and nicotine consumption altogether.

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This article is for general information purposes. Some of the information in this article is based on external, third-party sources and we make no representations or warranties of any kind regarding the accuracy, validity or completeness of such information.


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