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Regulation

Regulatory status:
Banned
1 A
References:
  1. Information obtained from 1. Industry source (2014 data); and 2. in country expert
Comments:
  1. Swedish snus is banned however Icelanders import a slightly different cut of what is officially known as nasal tobacco. This is is used either in a small lump under the lip or made into a snus parcel using separate paper similar to the Swedish snus packaging. Despite being much less harmful than cigarettes this Icelandic snus is taxed at the same level and the tax level has increased massively over the last 8 years(over 140%). The same rules apply as for cigarettes - age restricted sales (18), no advertising, health warnings on packets, and no claims of health benefits such as help quitting cigarettes.

Availability

Legal to use product:
Yes