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From February 2022, subscribers can view and filter individual regulatory alerts per region. If you want to get our monthly compilations, visit our alerts round-up section.

15th November 2022 - Europe, Sweden |

Sweden: Bill 2021/22:245, presented in May by the previous government, has been adopted by the Finance Committee and will be debated in Parliament in the coming weeks. The proposal aims to increase excise duty on e-liquids by 1%, starting in 2024. Highly concentrated e-liquids (from 15 to 20 mg/ml) would be taxed at SEK4,040 (€374), and other e-liquids at SEK2,020 (€187), per litre.

3rd November 2022 - Europe, Scandinavia, Sweden |
Sweden: The Public Health Agency of Sweden has updated a publicly available list of notified e-cigarettes and refill containers. There are 12,317 vapour products on the list.
11th October 2022 - Europe, Sweden |

Sweden: The Patent and Market Appeal Court has banned the e-cigarette company Ecoswe from using attractive wording associated with fruit and sweets when marketing e-cigarettes and refill containers on its website. The company faces a fine of up to SEK500,000 (€45,500) if it fails to obey the judgement.

6th October 2022 - Europe, Sweden |

Sweden: The Public Health Agency has updated the publicly available list of notified e-cigarettes and refill containers, now containing 12,234 products.

15th September 2022 - Europe, Sweden |

Sweden: Social Democrat prime minister Magdalena Andersson resigned today, conceding victory in the country’s general election to the four-party right-wing opposition bloc, led by Ulf Kristersson of the conservative Moderates. While tobacco control policies were not central to the campaign, the right-wing parties have opposed Social Democratic policies and in May voted against the proposal to ban flavoured vapour products. The far-right Sweden Democrats wish to lift the EU ban on snus, claiming Sweden has the lowest rate of tobacco-related deaths; their possible coalition partners the Christian Democrats propose an increase in excise duty on tobacco products; and the centre-right Liberals’ manifesto focuses on the introduction of more prevention and awareness campaigns.

12th September 2022 - Europe, Sweden |
Sweden: With more than 90% of the ballots counted from yesterday’s (11th September) national elections, the right-wing bloc formed by the Moderates, Sweden Democrats, Christian Democrats and Liberals has a slight advantage over the centre-left parties, led by the ruling Swedish Social Democratic Party. However, the official results will not be available before Wednesday, 14th September. Although tobacco control policies have not been central to this campaign, the right-wing parties have not supported some of the Social Democratic policies and, for example, in May voted against the proposal to ban flavoured vapour products. The Sweden Democrats aim to lift the EU ban on snus, claiming that Sweden has the lowest rate of tobacco-related deaths; while the Christian Democrats propose to increase excise duty on tobacco products, and the Liberals’ manifesto focuses on the introduction of more prevention and awareness campaigns.
3rd August 2022 - Europe, Sweden |
Sweden:  The Public Health Agency has updated the publicly available list of notified e-cigarettes and refill containers, which contains 12,156 vapour products.
7th July 2022 - Europe, Sweden |

Sweden: The Public Health Agency has updated the public list of notified e-cigarettes and refill containers, containing 12,054 vapour products.

16th June 2022 - Europe, Sweden |

Sweden: The Riksdag (parliament) Social Affairs Committee has published a report on the bill Stricter rules for new nicotine products supporting the proposed toughening of restrictions on the marketing and advertising of e-cigarette products but rejecting a ban on non-tobacco flavoured e-liquids. The bill will be debated in the Riksdag before a vote on 22nd June.

14th June 2022 - Europe, Sweden |

Sweden: A report will be published on Thursday, 16th June, after the Social Affairs Committee met today to discuss a bill on Stricter rules for new nicotine products. The bill would ban non-tobacco-flavoured e-liquids and strengthen the restrictions on marketing and advertising of e-cigarettes and e-liquids. Parliament will vote on the proposal on 21st June.

2nd June 2022 - Europe, Sweden |
Sweden: The Ministry of Finance has presented to the parliament Bill 2021/22:245, which aims to increase e-liquid excise duties by 1% starting in 2024. Therefore, highly concentrated e-liquids (from 15 to 20 mg/ml) would be taxed at SEK4,040 (€385) per l, and other e-liquids at SEK2,020 (€193) per l.
9th May 2022 - Europe, Sweden |
Sweden: The Social Affairs Committee will discuss tomorrow the bill "Stricter rules for new nicotine products" (2021/22: 200), which proposes to ban non-tobacco-flavoured e-liquids and strengthen the restrictions on e-cigarette and refill container marketing and advertising. This bill was proposed by the government following a public consultation on the regulation of tobacco, e-cigarettes and tobacco-free nicotine products conducted between February 2020 and March 2021.
4th May 2022 - Europe, Sweden |

Sweden: The right-wing Sweden Democrats, the Centre Party and the Left Party have all presented motions against the government’s proposed Stricter rules for new nicotine products (Proposition 2021/22: 200), questioning the suggested ban on non-tobacco-flavoured e-liquids. The parties say banning flavours would make it harder for people to switch from smoking to a less harmful alternative and that a market study on the consequences of such a ban should be undertaken.

4th May 2022 - Europe, Sweden |

SwedenThe Public Health Agency has updated the publicly available list of notified e-cigarettes and refill containers, which contains 11,909 vapour products.

18th March 2022 - Europe, Sweden |
Sweden: The public consultation on a proposal to increase excise duties on e-liquids ends today, 18th March. The Ministry of Finance proposed an increase of 1% on e-liquids excise duties from 2024; therefore, highly concentrated e-liquids (from 15 to 20 mg per ml) would be taxed at SEK4,040 (€387) per l, while other e-liquids at SEK2,020 (€194) per l.
4th March 2022 - Europe, Sweden |
Sweden: The Public Health Agency of Sweden has updated a publicly available list of notified electronic cigarettes and refill containers, which contains 11,774 vapour products.
25th February 2022 - Europe, Sweden |
Sweden: From February 2020 to March 2021 the government held an investigation to ensure a coherent and systematic regulation of tobacco, e-cigarettes, and tobacco-free nicotine products. The outcomes of this inquiry were published yesterday, and the government intends to submit a proposal shortly that would ban tobacco-free flavoured e-liquids and strengthen the restrictions on the marketing and advertising of e-cigarettes and refill containers.