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23rd May 2023
Slovakia: A draft amendment to the Act on the Production, Labelling and Sale of Tobacco Products that would equate the regulation of nicotine-free e-cigarettes with that of those containing nicotine has moved to its second reading in the National Council, media reports. If adopted, it will come into force on 1st September.
25th April 2023
Slovakia: A draft amendment to the Act on the Production, Labelling and Sale of Tobacco Products that would bring the regulation of nicotine-free e-cigarettes in line with that of nicotine-containing ones has been submitted to the National Council (parliament) and should be considered at a session beginning 2nd May, media reports. If adopted, the change could come into force in September.
14th December 2022
Slovakia: The government has approved the National Action Plan for the control of tobacco and related products, seeking to improve smoking prevention among young people compliance with the law on the protection of non-smokers. The Slovak Pneumology Society has praised the plan for advocating a harm reduction approach, media reports.
12th December 2022
7th September 2022
Slovakia: The National Smoke-Free Day festival will take place tomorrow in the capital, Bratislava. Among other activities, adult visitors will reportedly be instructed about the main risks associated with nicotine and tobacco use, including smoke-free alternatives.
6th September 2022
Slovakia: As of 1st September, following an amendment to the Act on the Protection of Non-Smokers, e-cigarettes can no longer be sold via vending machines.
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