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Decree on Tobacco and Similar Products (SFS 2019:223)

COMMENTS: The Decree on Tobacco and Similar Products (SFS 2019:223) supplements the provisions in the Act on Tobacco and Similar Products (SFS 2018:2088).

It repeals the Decree on Tobacco (Tobacco Regulation) (SFS 2016:354) and the Decree on Electronic Cigarettes and Refill Containers (SFS 2017:429).

Act on Tobacco and Similar Products (SFS 2018:2088) (as amended on May 20, 2020)

COMMENTS: The Act on Tobacco and Similar Products (SFS 2018:2088) is the primary piece of tobacco control legislation in Sweden and regulates, among other things, smoke free places; packaging and labeling; advertising, promotion and sponsorship; contents and ingredients; and sales restrictions.

This Act repeals the Tobacco Act (SFS 1993:581) and the Act on Electronic Cigarettes and Refill Containers (SFS 2017:425).

Regulations amending the regulations (HSLF-FS 2016:45) on reporting of ingredients, annual marketing studies, etc., and expanded reporting and notification of new tobacco products (HSLF-FS 2016:97)

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January 11, 2017

Note: This law has not been reviewed by our legal staff and was not relied upon for purposes of our analysis. We are providing it here for informational purposes only.

Regulations amending the regulations (HSLF-FS 2016:42) regarding guidelines on characterizing flavors of cigarettes, rolling tobacco and its components as well as additives in certain tobacco products (HSLF-FS 2016:96)

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January 11, 2017

COMMENTS: These regulations amend HSLF-FS 2016:42, which regulates contents and ingredients in specified categories of tobacco products.

Order on changes to the regulations (HSLF-FS 2016:46) on the design and positioning of health warnings on packaging of tobacco products (HSLF-FS 2016:77)

COMMENTS: The Order on changes to the regulations (HSLF-FS 2016:46) on the design and positioning of health warnings on packaging of tobacco products (HSLF-FS 2016:77) amends the provision about the display of cessation/quitline information on tobacco product packaging.

Regulations regarding the design and positioning of health warnings on tobacco product packaging (HSLF-FS 2016:46)

COMMENTS: The Regulations regarding the design and positioning of health warnings on tobacco product packaging (HSLF-FS 2016:46) contain the packaging and labeling requirements for tobacco products.

Regulations establishing limits and methods of measurement of tar, nicotine and carbon monoxide as well as requirements for laboratories to verify the measurements (HSLF-FS 2016:43)

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May 20, 2016

COMMENTS: The Regulations establishing limits and methods of measurement of tar, nicotine and carbon monoxide as well as requirements for laboratories to verify the measurements (HSLF-FS 2016:43) regulate cigarette emissions.

Regulations on health warnings and reporting of ingredients for herbal products for smoking (HSLF-FS 2016:44)

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May 20, 2016

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Tobacco Regulation (SFS 2016:354)

COMMENTS: The Tobacco Regulation (SFS 2016:354) was repealed by the Decree on Tobacco and Similar Products (SFS 2019-223).

Regulations on reporting of ingredients, annual marketing studies, etc., and expanded reporting and notification of new tobacco products (HSLF-FS 2016:45)

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May 20, 2016

COMMENTS: The Regulations on reporting of ingredients, annual marketing studies, etc., and expanded reporting and notification of new tobacco products (HSLF-FS 2016:45) detail required disclosures by manufacturers and importers of tobacco products.

Regulations regarding guidelines on characterizing flavors of cigarettes, rolling tobacco and its components as well as additives in certain tobacco products (HSLF-FS 2016:42)

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May 20, 2016

COMMENTS: The Regulations regarding guidelines on characterizing flavors of cigarettes, rolling tobacco and its components as well as additives in certain tobacco products (HSLF-FS 2016:42) regulate contents and ingredients in specified categories of tobacco products.

Regulations on health warnings on tobacco products and on content declaration for and limitation of the levels of certain constituents of cigarette smoke (FoHMFS 2014:9)

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February 4, 2014

COMMENTS: FoHMFS 2014:9, Regulations on health warnings on tobacco products and on content declaration for and limitation of the levels of certain constituents of cigarette smoke, was replaced by the requirements contained in HSLF-FS 2016:45 (limits) and HSLF-FS 2016:46 (health warnings).

Act Amending the Tobacco Act (SFS 2010:1317)

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January 1, 2011

COMMENTS: The Tobacco Act (SFS 1993:581) was repealed by the Act on Tobacco and Similar Products (SFS 2018:2088). Therefore, this Act amending the Tobacco Act (SFS 1993:581) is also repealed.

Act Amending the Tobacco Act (SFS 2010:682)

COMMENTS: The Tobacco Act (SFS 1993:581) was repealed by the Act on Tobacco and Similar Products (SFS 2018:2088). Therefore, this Act amending the Tobacco Act (SFS 1993:581) is also repealed.

Act Amending the Tobacco Act (SFS 2010:727)

COMMENTS: The Tobacco Act (SFS 1993:581) was repealed by the Act on Tobacco and Similar Products (SFS 2018:2088). Therefore, this Act amending the Tobacco Act (SFS 1993:581) is also repealed.

Radio and Television Act (SFS 2010:696)

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August 1, 2010

COMMENTS: The Radio and Television Act (SFS 2010:696) governs television and radio programming and advertising in Sweden. For purposes of tobacco control, it prohibits tobacco sponsorship of radio and television programs and paid placement of tobacco products on TV programs. It refers to the Tobacco Act as governing tobacco advertising on TV and radio.

Marketing Act (SFS 2008:486)

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July 1, 2008

COMMENTS: The Marketing Act (SFS 2008:486) provides penalties for violations of advertising, promotion and sponsorship provisions of the Act on Tobacco and Similar Products.

RA 2010 Ref 9, Policy of Prison and Probation Service

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June 11, 2007

COMMENTS: RA 2010 Ref 9, Policy of Prison and Probation Service, sets forth the indoor smoking ban for the Prison and Probation Service.

Food Act (SFS 2006:804)

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July 1, 2006

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Food Regulations (SFS 2006:813)

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July 1, 2006

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Regulations amending the regulations (FHIFS 2001:2) on warnings on tobacco products, and content specification and limitation of the levels of certain constituents of cigarette smoke (FHIFS 2002:4)

COMMENTS: The Regulations amending the regulations (FHIFS 2001:2) on warnings on tobacco products, and content specification and limitation of the levels of certain constituents of cigarette smoke (FHIFS 2002:4) provide a new set of 14 additional text warnings for display on the back surface (second most visible surface) of smoked tobacco product packaging.

Regulations on health warnings on tobacco products and on content declaration for and limitation of the levels of certain constituents of cigarette smoke (FHIFS 2001:2)

COMMENTS: The Regulations on health warnings on tobacco products and on content declaration for and limitations on the levels of certain constituents of cigarette smoke (FHIFS 2001:2) implement provisions of the Tobacco Act on packaging and labeling and sets forth, among other things, requirements for health warnings that must be displayed on tobacco product packaging.

Tobacco Regulation (SFS 2001:312)

COMMENTS: The Tobacco Regulation (SFS 2001:312) grants authority to the Institute of Public Health to issue regulations on packaging and labeling. The Regulation was amended by SFS 2014:832 to reflect the change of the name of the Institute of Public Health to the Public Health Agency.

Act Amending the Act on Export Outlets (SFS 2000:490)

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July 1, 2000

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Act on Export Outlets (SFS 1999:445)

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July 1, 1999

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Tobacco Act (SFS 1993:581) (as amended)

COMMENTS: The Tobacco Act (SFS 1993:581) was the primary piece of tobacco control legislation up until its repeal by the Act on Tobacco and Similar Products (SFS 2018:2088). It governed smoking in public places; tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship; and tobacco packaging and labeling. The English Language File includes amendments up to SFS 2005:369. The Original Language file includes amendments up to SFS 2016:353. Subsequent amendments are uploaded separately below.

Public Order Act (SFS 1993:1617) (as amended)

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January 19, 1994

COMMENTS: The Public Order Act (SFS 1993:1617) is referred to in Chapter 6, Section 2 of the Act on Tobacco and Similar Products, which prohibits smoking in certain premises when a public meeting or a public event is taking place.

Freedom of Press Act

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January 1, 1978

COMMENTS: The Freedom of Press Act is referred to in the Tobacco Act and exempts certain activity, but not commercial tobacco advertisements, from the Act.

Act Concerning Warnings and Content Labelling on Tobacco Products (SFS 1975:1154)

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To the best of our knowledge, all laws provided here are in effect as of November 12th 2021, unless otherwise noted.