Last updated: September 14, 2022
“Tobacco products” means products prepared in whole or in part from tobacco leaves as raw material and intended to be smoked, inhaled, chewed, aspirated, sucked, snorted or otherwise consumed, such as manufactured cigarettes, handmade, pipes, cigars, water pipe (narghile-shisha), bidi, roll-your- own, pipe tobacco, electronic nicotine delivery system, heated tobacco products, dry or wet snuff, and others.
The definition of "tobacco products" contained in the law aligns with the definition of “tobacco product” provided in FCTC Art. 1(f).
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
“Packaging and labeling” means the container, package, or wrapper in which a tobacco product is sold or displayed, including the box or carton containing smaller packs.
The definition of “packaging and labeling” aligns with the definition of “outside packaging and labeling” provided in FCTC Art. 11.
Any packaging and labeling used in the retail sale of the product. (FCTC Art. 11(4))
“Health warnings” mean state-issued medical statements or graphic images placed on tobacco products, packaging, or advertisements.
The definition of “health warnings” is significant because the law mandates health warnings that contain both pictures and text information