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Japan HNB, Oral Tobacco and Nicotine Pouches Market Regulatory Report 2021 -

DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The "Regulatory Report: Japan - HNB, Oral Tobacco and Nicotine Pouches" report has been added to's offering.

Heated tobacco

Heated tobacco consumables are regulated under the wider tobacco regime. The Tobacco Business Law defines tobacco products as those entirely or partially made of tobacco leaves and made for smoking, chewing or sniffing. This means that hardware used to heat tobacco is not a tobacco product, but should comply with general electronic product consumer laws. Content of heated tobacco consumables is not regulated.

Oral tobacco

Oral tobacco is regulated as any other tobacco-containing product in terms of product restrictions. The framework set out in the Tobacco Business Law and Tobacco Business Law Enforcement Regulations defines tobacco products as "entirely or partially made of tobacco leaves and made for smoking, chewing or sniffing".

Nicotine pouches

Nicotine pouches are a pharmaceutical product and must obtain a pharmaceutical licence, as stipulated in the Pharmaceutical Affairs Act. However, imports for personal use are allowed.

Age Restrictions

Heated tobacco

  • Heated tobacco must not be sold to anyone under 20, under the Tobacco Business Law.

Oral tobacco

  • The Tobacco Business Law prohibits the sale of tobacco by minors, which in Japan means anyone under 20.

Nicotine pouches

  • Sales of nicotine pouches, being a pharmaceutical product, are not subject to age restrictions.

Key Topics Covered:

1 Executive Summary

2 Outlook

3 Japan: the Basics

4 National Regulatory Framework

5 Age Restrictions

6 Product Restrictions

7 Labelling and Packaging

8 Obligation to Notify

9 Retail Channels Restrictions

10 Public Usage

11 Advertising and Marketing

12 Taxation

13 Relevant Laws

14 Relevant Bodies

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Last Updated: 09-Jun-2021