Authorisation of novel tobacco products

"Novel tobacco products" means tobacco products which do not fall into any of the categories of cigarettes, roll-your-own tobacco, pipe tobacco, water pipe tobacco, cigars, cigarillos, chewing tobacco, snuff, tobacco for oral use or smoking plant products and which are intended to be placed on the market for the first time after 19 May 2014.

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The application for approval of a novel tobacco product must be submitted to the Ministry of Health, but must also be submitted electronically to the assessment body of the Austrian Agency for Health and Food Safety (AGES) at

An admission fee of 7,953.- Euro has to be paid at the latest four weeks after application and is prescribed by the AGES.

Directive on the authorisation of novel tobacco products

Application for authorisation of a novel tobacco product (in German)

Checklist for applicants