Health Inspectorate in accordance with Regulation No. 440 “the procedures for providing and processing information on tobacco products, plant smoking products, electronic cigarettes and their refill vials” of the Cabinet of Ministers of 5 July 2016, paragraph 34, publish on its website the information submitted by manufacturers and importers in THE European Commission's database EU-CEG in the Latvian data repository on tobacco products, electronic plant smoking products, for cigarettes and refill vials.

When using the second Excel file or the Inspectorate's home page in the section of the Registers and the database - Offer the database of tobacco products, electronic cigarettes and filler bottles reported on the Latvian market, - available information on tobacco products, electronic cigarettes and filler vials for which information has been submitted and payment has been made. Information is updated once a month.

The Inspectorate explains that, after the publication date, merchants may have made changes to THE database'S EU-CEG Latvian data repository by adding new products or removing them from the list of active products.

The Inspectorate informs that producers and importers who submit it to the EU-CEG Latvian data repository are responsible for the correctness of the information submitted.

The Inspectorate recalls that it is prohibited to place on the market tobacco products, electronic cigarettes and refill vials, if they contain prohibited substances, as follows:

  1. vitamins or other additives which give the impression that the tobacco product is beneficial to health or reduces health risks;
  2. caffeine or taurine or other additives and stimulating compounds associated with energy and vitality, containing additives which affect the colour of emissions;
  3. additives to facilitate inhalation or intake of nicotine; 

    The Health Inspectorate draws attention to the fact that in future monitoring, increased attention will be paid to the requirement that prohibits such additives in smoking tobacco products that facilitate inhalation or nicotine uptake. Menthol and geraniol are the best-known examples. The list of ingredients available according to current scientific knowledge: 

  4. additives which have carcinogenic, mutagenic and toxic properties for reproduction.

Only such ingredients are used in the nicotine-containing or nicotine-free liquid which do not pose a risk to human health in heated or unheated form. This Clause shall not apply to nicotine.

The Inspectorate shall inform that it is prohibited to place on the market tobacco products, plant smoking products, electronic cigarettes, filler vials and newly introduced tobacco products, regarding which information has not been submitted in accordance with Section 5, Paragraph one and two of the Law on the Circulation of Tobacco Products, Plant smoking products, electronic smoking devices and their fluids (hereinafter - Tobacco Law). to the man.

On the basis of the requirements specified in Section 5, Paragraph one of the Law, manufacturers and importers shall, in accordance with the price list of the Health Inspectorate charge services, make a fee for the processing of the information provided regarding tobacco products, electronic cigarettes and filling vials.

You will find more information about fees and information and technical support by following the link.

According to Section 3, Paragraph one of the Tobacco Law, it is prohibited to market electronic cigarettes and fill vials for which the manufacturer or importer has not performed the submission of information and payment for the processing of information. 

Electronic cigarettes and refill vials are allowed to be placed on the market for six months after their notification of EU-CEG.

The Inspectorate informs that the first Excel file contains all the products notified by EU-CEG in the Latvian Data Repository which comply with the notification requirements and the second Excel file contains the products submitted in the EU-CEG CEG Latvian Data Repository for which payment has been made in accordance with Section 5, Paragraph one of the Tobacco Law. Here

The Inspectorate explains that the first list has been published only for information purposes and is intended for merchants engaged in the distribution of tobacco products, electronic cigarettes and their refills so that they can be contacted by manufacturers and importers for payment.

Important:
  • Please pay attention to the date of placing on the market in the second Excel file! Electronic cigarettes, filler vials and newly introduced tobacco products are prohibited from being placed on the market before the date of placing on the market indicated;
  • Products whose composition has been examined by prohibited substances shall be removed from the published lists.

You can obtain additional information about the products reported by writing dati@vi.gov.lv or by calling +371 67081658/27346833.