Position Paper on Heated Tobacco Products

Monday, 11 September 2023

Heated tobacco products (HTPs) are tobacco products first launched in 2014 and heavily promoted by tobacco companies. There is limited research, mainly financed by tobacco companies, on the impact of HTPs on health. The World Health Organization believes there is insufficient evidence to support the claim of less harm relative to conventional cigarettes. 


We welcome the European Commission Delegated Directive and emphasise that HTPs are tobacco products that should be regulated in the same way as cigarettes which includes the same tax rate, ban on advertising and promotion, labelling requirements, ban on flavours, or the use of products in public places. 

This position paper concerns only Heated Tobacco Products. SFP has a separate position paper on e-cigarettes

Please find the details in the policy paper below: 


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