Last updated: October 1, 2020

Key Terms

Tobacco Product

Term Defined

Tobacco products: products intended to be used for smoking, including electronic cigarettes, snuffing, chewing or sucking are considered to be tobacco products when they are, even partially, made of tobacco


The definition of "tobacco products" contained in the law aligns with the definition of "tobacco product" contained in FCTC Art. 1.

FCTC-Based Definition

Any product entirely or partly made of the leaf tobacco as a raw material which is manufactured to be used for smoking, sucking, chewing, or snuffing. (FCTC Art. 1(f))

Outside Packaging and Labeling

Term Not Defined

The law does not contain a definition of “outside packaging and labeling.”

To align with FCTC Art. 11 and the FCTC Art. 11 Guidelines, the law should contain a definition of “outside packaging and labeling” in accordance with the definition provided in FCTC Art. 11.

FCTC-Based Definition

Any packaging and labeling used in the retail sale of the product. (FCTC Art. 11(4))