Tobacco Wholesaler v. Respondent

The Munich Administrative Court rejected an application by a tobacco wholesaler who objected to the ban on nicotine pouches. The court agreed with the respondent’s classification of these products as novel foods and, as such, judged to be harmful to health and therefore not marketable. The pouches sampled had a nicotine content higher than the dose recommended by the European Food Safety Authority. As a result, the court rejected the application.


Tobacco Wholesaler v. Respondent, M 26b S 20.6309 (Amin. Court Munich 2021)

  • Germany
  • May 20, 2021
  • Munich Administrative Court


Plaintiff Tobacco wholesaler supplying retailers in Bavaria

Defendant Respondent

Legislation Cited

Grundgesetz (Basic Law)

Lebensmittels-, Bedarfsgegenstände- und Futtermittelgesetzbuch (LFGB) (Food and Feed Code)

International/Regional Instruments Cited

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Type of Litigation

Tobacco Control Topics

Substantive Issues

Type of Tobacco Product