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Is Copenhagen tobacco pouches prohibited in Italy?

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Is Copenhagen tobacco pouches prohibited in Italy?

I am traveling to Italy for the first time and was wondering if I can bring Copenhagen tobacco pouches? There is a lot of info on the internet that states that any "moist" tobacco is prohibited. Any help would be appreciated!

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1. Re: Is Copenhagen tobacco pouches prohibited in Italy?

check import regs for italy. you are allowed a small amount for personal use, and it will not be duty free!

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2. Re: Is Copenhagen tobacco pouches prohibited in Italy?

Didn't even know what you were talking about until I did some googling... this is about tobacco that one chews, right?

This is what I've found:

The sale of chewing tobacco is illegal in the EU - has been since 1993.

Possession is not illegal.

Elsewhere in the regulations it says that travellers may import up to 250g of tobacco from non-EU countries without paying duty.

So - it looks like you can bring in up to 250g without any problems but will have to declare (and pay duty on) anything above that.

But I would double-check this!

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3. Re: Is Copenhagen tobacco pouches prohibited in Italy?

How many of us thought "Copenhagen" meant the city

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4. Re: Is Copenhagen tobacco pouches prohibited in Italy?

yep. that is what i thought hence my comment that he could bring in a small amount ut it would not be duty free.

now it appears that it is something different and it will not be allowed in. he will just have to buy some ciggies and chew those !

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