Last updated: November 22, 2022
“Ingredient”, with respect to a tobacco product, means tobacco, components and the materials used to manufacture the components, additives, residual substances found in tobacco after storage and processing, and non-contaminant substances that migrate from the packaging material into the product.
The definition of “ingredient” provided in the law is significant because the law prohibits specified ingredients in tobacco products.
Includes tobacco, components (e.g. paper, filter), including materials used to manufacture those components, additives, processing aids, residual substances found in tobacco (following storage and processing), and substances that migrate from the packaging material into the product (contaminants are not part of the ingredients). (FCTC Art. 9 & 10 Partial Guidelines)
“Additive” means a substance, other than tobacco, that is added to tobacco products during processing or manufacturing, including but not limited to preservatives, flavourings, colouring agents, ameliorants, humectants, and processing aids
The definition of “additive” is significant because certain additives are prohibited by law.
“Characterizing flavour” with respect to tobacco products, means a taste or smell, other than one of tobacco, resulting from a natural or artificial additive or a combination of additives, which is noticeable before or during the consumption of the tobacco product. Examples of characterizing flavours include, but are not limited to, fruit, spices, herbs, alcohol, candy, menthol, chocolate, or vanilla.
The definition of “characterizing flavour” is significant because the law prohibits tobacco products with characterizing flavors.
“Component”, with regard to a tobacco product, means a part of a tobacco product, whether or not sold separately from the tobacco product, such as the paper, filter, plug wrap, and tube in the case of a smoked product, and the portion pouch in the case of a tobacco product that is not smoked.
The definition of “component” is significant because the law prohibits certain additives in components.
“Flavouring” means an additive that imparts, modifies, or enhances, singly or in combination with other ingredients, a taste or smell.
The definition of “flavouring” is significant because the law prohibits components with flavoring.