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Last updated: February 10th 2020

Regulated Contents in Cigarettes

Regulatory Authority

Are contents and/or ingredients of cigarettes regulated?

Yes
Regulatory Authority:

Health Inspectorate of the Republic of Slovenia

Analysis

The Restrictions on Use of Tobacco Products Act prohibits placing on the market: 1) tobacco products that contain certain additives (Art. 12) and 2) cigarettes and roll-your-own tobacco that contain a characterizing flavor (Art. 11).

Are cigarette emissions regulated?

Yes
Regulatory Authority:

Health Inspectorate of the Republic of Slovenia

Analysis

The Restrictions on Use of Tobacco Products Act sets the maximum emission levels from cigarettes at no greater than: 10 mg of tar per cigarette; 1 mg of nicotine per cigarette; and 10 mg of carbon monoxide per cigarette.

Status of Regulated Ingredients in Cigarettes

Sugars and sweeteners

Some Restrictions

Examples of sugars and sweeteners include: glucose, molasses, honey and sorbitol.

Analysis

The Restrictions on Use of Tobacco Products Act prohibits the placing on the market of cigarettes with a "characterising flavour." The use of sugars and sweeteners to create a "characterizing flavor" is therefore prohibited. The law allows for the addition of sugar to replace sugar lost during the manufacturing process. Because sugar may be used in cigarettes as long as it does not result in a characterizing flavor, the regulatory status code "Some Restrictions" is given.

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 9 and the FCTC Arts. 9 & 10 Partial Guidelines in that it regulates ingredients used to increase palatability such as sugars and sweeteners in cigarettes.

Law Source, Section

Menthol, mint or spearmint (including analogues and derivatives)

Some Restrictions
Analysis

The Restrictions on Use of Tobacco Products Act prohibits the placing on the market of cigarettes with a "characterising flavour." Therefore, menthol, mint and spearmint that produce a characterizing flavor are prohibited. However, the ban on menthol cigarettes comes into effect on May 20, 2020. Because the use of mint and spearmint are currently banned, but the use of menthol is not banned until May 2020, the regulatory status code "Some Restrictions" is given.

When this provision comes into effect for menthol in May 2020, the law will align with FCTC Art. 9 and the FCTC Arts. 9 & 10 Partial Guidelines in that it will regulate ingredients used to increase palatability such as menthol, mint, and spearmint in cigarettes.

Law Source, Section

Spices and herbs (excluding mint)

Banned

Examples include: cinnamon and ginger.

Analysis

The Restrictions on Use of Tobacco Products Act prohibits the placing on the market of cigarettes with a "characterising flavour." Therefore, spices and herbs (excluding mint) that produce a characterizing flavor are prohibited.

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 9 and the FCTC Arts. 9 & 10 Partial Guidelines in that it regulates ingredients used to increase palatability such as spices and herbs (excluding mint) in cigarettes.

Other flavorings (not covered above)

Banned

Includes fruit flavorings. Examples of flavoring substances include benzaldehyde, maltol and vanillin.

Analysis

The Restrictions on Use of Tobacco Products Act prohibits the placing on the market of cigarettes with a "characterising flavour." Therefore, other flavorings (in addition to those listed above) that product a characterizing flavor in cigarettes are prohibited.

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 9 and the FCTC Arts. 9 & 10 Partial Guidelines in that it regulates ingredients used to increase palatability such as other flavorings (in addition to those listed above) in cigarettes.

Ingredients that facilitate nicotine uptake

Banned

Examples include: ammonia.

Analysis

The Restrictions on Use of Tobacco Products Act prohibits the placing on the market of cigarettes containing "additives that facilitate inhalation or increase nicotine uptake."

The law furthers FCTC Arts. 5.2 and 9 in that it regulates ingredients in cigarettes that facilitate nicotine uptake, such as ammonia.

Ingredients which may create an impression of health benefits

Banned

Examples include: vitamins, such as vitamin C and vitamin E, fruit and vegetables (and products resulting from their processing such as fruit juices), amino acids, such as cysteine and tryptophan, and essential fatty acids such as omega-3 and omega-6.

Analysis

The Restrictions on Use of Tobacco Products Act prohibits the placing on the market of cigarettes containing "vitamins or other additives that create the impression that a tobacco product has a health benefit or presents reduced health risks."

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 9 and the FCTC Arts. 9 & 10 Partial Guidelines in that the law prohibits the use of ingredients in cigarettes that may create an impression of health benefits.

Ingredients associated with energy and vitality

Banned

Examples include: caffeine, guarana, taurine and glucuronolactone.

Analysis

The Restrictions on Use of Tobacco Products Act prohibits the placing on the market of cigarettes containing "caffeine or taurine or other additives and stimulant compounds associated with energy and vitality."

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 9 and the FCTC Arts. 9 & 10 Partial Guidelines in that the law prohibits the use of ingredients in cigarettes that are associated with energy and vitality.

Additives having coloring properties for emissions

Banned
Analysis

The Restrictions on Use of Tobacco Products Act prohibits the placing on the market of cigarettes containing "additives having coloring properties for emissions." 

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 9 and the FCTC Arts. 9 & 10 Partial Guidelines in that the law  regulates ingredients that have coloring properties.

Additives that have CMR (carcinogenic, mutagenic or reprotoxic properties) properties in unburnt form

Banned
Analysis

The Restrictions on Use of Tobacco Products Act prohibits the placing on the market of cigarettes containing "additives that have CMR (carcinogenic, mutagenic or reprotoxic properties) properties in unburnt form."

Flavorings in any cigarette components such as filters, papers, packages, capsules or any technical features allowing modification of the smell or taste

Banned
Analysis

The Restrictions on Use of Tobacco Products Act prohibits the placing on the market of cigarettes containing "flavorings in any of their components such as filters, papers, packages, capsules or any technical features allowing modification of the smell or taste of the tobacco products concerned or their smoke intensity. Filters, papers and capsules shall not contain tobacco or nicotine."

Additives in quantities that increase the toxic or addictive effect, or the CMR properties

Banned
Analysis

The Restrictions on Use of Tobacco Products Act prohibits the placing on the market of cigarettes containing "additives in quantities that increase the toxic or addictive effect, or the carcinogenic, mutagenic and reprotoxic (CMR) properties of a tobacco product at the stage of consumption to a significant or measurable degree."