Last updated: December 13, 2021

Key Terms

Tobacco Product

Term Defined

“Tobacco product” means any product manufactured from tobacco, and intended for use by smoking, inhalation or used as an oral or nasal snuff, but shall not include any medicine sold or supplied wholly or principally for use as an aid in giving up smoking.


The definition of “tobacco product” contained in the law aligns with the definition provided in FCTC Art. 1(f).

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.” This can hamper application and implementation of FCTC Art. 11 and the FCTC Art. 11 Guidelines. A definition of "outside packaging and labeling” should be provided in accordance with FCTC Art. 11(4).

FCTC-Based Definition

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