Herbal products for smoking

 

Herbal product for smoking means a product based on plants, herbs or fruits which contains no tobacco and that can be consumed via a combustion process.

Directive 2014/40/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 3 April 2014 on the Approximation of the Laws, Regulations and Administrative Provisions of the Member States Concerning the Manufacture, Presentation and Sale of Tobacco and Related Products and Repealing Directive 2001/37/EC

 

Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2015/2186 of 25 November 2015 Establishing a Format for the Submission and Making Available of Information on Tobacco Products

 

Republic of Lithuania Law on Control of Tobacco, Tobacco Products and Related Products

 

7 November 2016 Director of the Drug, Tobacco and Alcohol Control Department Order No. T1-350 “On the Approval of the Procedure Schedule Regarding the Submission of the List of Contents Used in the Manufacture of Herbal Products For Smoking Being Supplied to the Lithuanian Market”.

The manufacturers and/or importers of herbal products for smoking shall submit to the Drug, Tobacco and Alcohol Control Department notifications about the products intended to be placed on the Lithuanian market by brand name and type of the products.

The form of submission is determined in the Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2015/2186.

The notifications are submitted via the European Commission’s common entry gate EU-CEG:https://health.ec.europa.eu/eu-common-entry-gate-eu-ceg/providing-information-tobacco-products-e-cigarettes-and-refill-containers-eu-common-entry-gate-eu_en.

Heated herbal products do not belong to a herbal products for smoking category, because they are consumed by heating but not via a combustion process, therefore no notifications about the heated herbal products shall be submitted via EU-CEG.

For a new or modified herbal product for smoking the notification shall be submitted prior to the placing on the Lithuanian market of those products.

Currently there are no fees for receiving, storing, handling, analysing and publishing the information.

The previous year’s sales data of herbal products for smoking shall be submitted via EU–CEG every year until the 1st of July.

The list of tobacco products, novel tobacco products and herbal products for smoking intended for the Lithuanian market is provided in excel format. The excel format allows to filter out the information in accordance with the selected criterion, e.g., submitter, type of product, brand name or sub brand name of the product or product ID.

When searching for a particular product in the list, product names may sometimes closely resemble each other, so it is recommended to ask the supplier to provide the product’s EU-CEG ID number, the name of the submitter, and then check whether the brand name and sub-brand name of the product matches.

If the herbal product for smoking is on the list, it is allowed to be sold in Lithuania.

Lists of tobacco products, novel tobacco products and herbal products for smoking intended for the Lithuanian market, about which notifications are provided on the EU-CEG portal:

 

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Last updated: 13-05-2024