Last updated: September 21, 2022

Key Terms


Term Defined

"Ingredient" means a substance (with the exception of the tobacco leaf and other parts of the tobacco) that is used in the manufacture of tobacco products and is present in the final tobacco product, including in a modified form.


The definition of "ingredient" is significant because the law bans certain ingredients used in the manufacture of tobacco products.

FCTC-Based Definition

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)