Last updated: May 15, 2020

Key Terms

Tobacco Product

Term Not Defined

The lack of definition for this key term could render enforcement of the law difficult. To align with FCTC Art. 11 and the FCTC Art. 11 Guidelines, the law should provide a definition of “tobacco product” in accordance with the definition contained in the FCTC.

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 Defined
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Packing: packets, packets tins and any other unit used to prepare products for the consumer market.


The definition of “packing” contained in Ministry of Welfare Decision No. 003961 aligns with the definition of “outside packaging and labeling” contained in FCTC Art. 11 in that it encompasses all packaging used for retail sale.

FCTC-Based Definition

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