Last updated: July 29, 2022

Key Terms

Tobacco Product

Term Defined

Tobacco products: products prepared totally or in part using tobacco leaf as a raw material, and intended to be smoked, sucked, chewed or snuffed.


The definition of “tobacco products” 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.” Undefined key terms can impede implementation and enforcement of the law and FCTC obligations.

However, substantive provisions of the law and relevant decree make clear that packaging and labeling requirements apply to cartons as well as unit packaging. Therefore, a definition of “outside packaging and labeling” is not strictly necessary.

FCTC-Based Definition

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