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UK - Menthol Ban May 2020

Nordic Spirit - Nicotine Pouches (Mint)
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Everything you need to know

  • The Menthol and Capsule Cigarette Ban comes into effect on 20 May 2020, after which all Menthol and Capsule cigarettes will be banned from sale in both the UK and EU.
  • The ban also applies to hand-rolling tobacco with flavoured papers and filters if they are supplied together in the same product.
  • The Menthol and Capsule Cigarette Ban is the next phase of the European Tobacco Products Directive (EUTPD2) which came into effect in 2016.
  • The UK’s decision to leave the EU by the end of 2020 does not affect the implementation of the menthol ban.
  • The Menthol and Capsule Cigarette Ban does not affect vaping products or nicotine pouches.

The Menthol and Capsule Cigarette Ban is expected to impact millions of smokers in the UK alone. From 20 May 2020, customers will not be able to purchase menthol and capsule cigarettes. Retailers will have to remove them from the shelves.

If you’re a menthol smoker, finding an alternative right now will help you make the switch more easily when the time comes.

One of those alternatives is nicotine pouches; the other is electronic cigarettes (also known as vapes).

Nordic Spirit - Nicotine Pouches (Mint)

Mint

Experience the feeling of Nordic Air. Fresh Menthol is blended with crisp peppermint, resulting in a refreshing, balanced flavour.

Includes 20 nicotine pouches and available in 6mg / 9 mg strengths.

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What is Nordic Spirit?

Nordic Spirit nicotine pouches are soft white pouches made from a blend of plant-based fibres, flavourings, nicotine and a small amount of gum base. Simply place a pouch under your top or bottom lip and it will provide a steady release of nicotine for up to one hour. They are practical, discrete, easy to use, and flavoured with no smoke, vapour or tobacco involved. Nordic Spirit nicotine pouches are available in nicotine strengths of 6mg and 9mg.

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Menthol Ban FAQs

How is the Menthol and Capsule Cigarette Ban being implemented?

The Menthol and Capsule Cigarette Ban will affect:

  • Menthol and Capsule cigarettes;
  • Hand rolling tobacco with a filter, paper, package, capsule or other component containing flavourings in the same package.
When are menthol cigarettes being banned in the UK?

The UK Menthol and Capsule Cigarette Ban will come into effect from 20th May 2020, after which all Menthol and Capsule Cigarettes will be banned from sale.

There is no sell-through period for retailers, and all Menthol and Capsule Cigarettes need to be sold or taken off the shelves before 20 May 2020.

Will I be able to purchase menthol cigarettes after the ban?

If you’re a menthol smoker, you might be tempted to turn to the illicit trade after 20 May 2020. We strongly urge you to reconsider.

Unregulated tobacco products have previously been found to contain substances such as asbestos, mould, dust, and rat droppings, which can be harmful to your health. Additionally, the illicit trade of tobacco products funds serious organised crime.

Other menthol alternatives are available such as menthol flavour nicotine pouches. Explore Nordic Spirit flavours and order your free sample today.

To find out more about the Menthol and Capsule Cigarette Ban, visit our dedicated site JTIAdvance.co.uk/MentholBan2020