Sale of Tobacco Products


Tobacco products and nicotine containing liquids may only be sold under supervision by a holder of a retail licence granted by the local authorities of the place where the sale outlet is situated. A retail licence is also required when tobacco and nicotine containing liquids are purchased from a wholesaler for retail sale. In Kuopio, applications for retail licences for the sale of tobacco products are handled by Kuopio Municipal Environmental Health Care.

An electronic application form with instructions is available on the internet pages of the National Supervisory Authority for Welfare and Health (Valvira). The electronic application is automatically forwarded to the registry of retail licences and to the local authorities of the place where the sale outlet is situated.

Application for a retail licence must be submitted well before the sale starts.

Kuopio charges a fee for granting a licence and for supervision of the sales at rates approved by the local authorities.

Sale of Nicotine Containing Products


Sale of nicotine containing products is allowed, under supervision, with a retail licence granted by the local authorities to persons over the age of 18. In Kuopio, applications for retail licences for sale of nicotine containing products are granted by the Kuopio Municipal Environmental Health Care.

Application for a retail sale licence must be submitted well before the sale starts. The period of handling an application for the retail licence for sale of nicotine containing products as provided in the Medicines Act (395/1987) is 30 days.

Kuopio charges a fee for granting a licence and for supervision of the sales at rates approved by the local authorities.

http://www.valvira.fi/web/en/tobacco

Contact information Contact information

Environmental health supervisor
Jyrki Hänninen
044 718 2284
jyrki.hanninen(at)kuopio.fi