Last updated: July 28, 2023
“Ingredient” means tobacco, an additive, or any substance or element present in a finished tobacco product or related product, including paper, filter, ink, capsules, and adhesives.
The definition of “ingredient” provided in the law aligns with the definition provided in the FCTC Arts. 9 & 10 Partial Guidelines.
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)
“Characterizing flavor” means a clearly noticeable smell or taste other than one of tobacco, resulting from an additive or a combination of additives, including, but not limited to, fruit, spice, herbs, alcohol, candy, menthol or vanilla, which is noticeable before or during the consumption of the tobacco product.
The definition of “characterizing flavor” is significant because the law prohibits tobacco products with a characterizing flavor.