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Welcome to the NTPD - the directory of niche tobacco products

This directory provides detailed information about a range of niche tobacco products, specifically smokeless products and shisha. It will be of interest to those who regulate the supply of these products in the UK, businesses that import or sell these products, and health professionals with an interest in the diverse nature of tobacco products.

Product images, analytical reports and legislative requirements are provided to aid the identification of these diverse products.

In developing this directory it has become apparent that a minority of the products tested do not contain tobacco, although this is not obvious from the packaging or labelling to the consumer or regulator. For clarity, where a product contains tobacco an indication will be given alongside the brand name of the product.

Grateful thanks are extended to the National Cancer Institute and the Centre for Disease Control for their permission to incorporate the fact sheets used at the 3rd International Conference on Smokeless Tobacco, Advancing Science & Protecting Public Health, September 22-25, 2002, Stockholm, Sweden.

Makla Bouhel Bentchiou Green

Makla Bouhel classification as a tobacco product for oral use

This product has been confirmed upon analysis as a tobacco product for oral use and thus its supply is prohibited. This information is agreed by both the Trading Standards Institute and HMRC. Please see the Makla Bouhel green and red pages for further information.


GutkhaIntroduction to Smokeless Tobacco Products

Smokeless tobacco products have been in existence for thousands of years among populations in South America and Southeast Asia. Over time, these products have gained popularity throughout the world.Smokeless tobacco products have been in existence for thousands of years among populations in South America and Southeast Asia. Over time, these products have gained popularity throughout the world.Smokeless tobacco products have been in existence for thousands of years among populations in South America and Southeast Asia.


Smoking

Waterpipe tobacco smoking

Waterpipe smoking is a generic term; all waterpipes contain water through which smoke passes prior to reaching the smoker. Names vary according to geographical region but include: Shisha and Goza in Egypt and some other North African Countries, Nargile/Narghile in east mediterranean countries including Turkey and Syria and Hookah in India. The tobacco that is smoked in such pipes is commonly known in the UK as shisha.