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.
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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.
Sweden: The Public Health Agency has updated the publicly available list of notified e-cigarettes and refill containers, now containing 12,234 products.
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.
Sweden: The Public Health Agency has updated the public list of notified e-cigarettes and refill containers, containing 12,054 vapour products.
Sweden: The Riksdag (parliament) has approved a bill on Stricter rules for new nicotine products, strengthening the restrictions on advertising and marketing e-cigarettes and refills. However, a proposal to ban non-tobacco flavours in e-liquids was rejected, as recommended by the Social Affairs Committee.
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.
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.
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.
Sweden: The Public Health Agency has updated the publicly available list of notified e-cigarettes and refill containers, which contains 11,909 vapour products.