Last updated: February 3, 2023
Ingredient: tobacco, an additive, and any other substance or any other element present in the cigarette or in related products, including paper, filter, ink, capsules, and adhesives.
The definition of "ingredient" contained in the law aligns with the definition contained in the FCTC Arts. 9 & 10 Partial Guidelines in that it includes tobacco, additives, and components of the product such as paper and filters.
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: 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, vanilla, and others, that is noticeable before or during consumption of the tobacco product.
The definition of "characterizing flavor" is significant because the law prohibits cigarettes with a characterizing flavor.
Capsules: flavored capsules or beads integrated into the cigarette filter or in the cigarette.
The definition of "capsules" is significant because the law prohibits cigarettes containing flavor capsules.
Flavor: additive conferring a smell and/or taste.
Additive: substance other than tobacco that is added during the manufacturing process to a tobacco product, its unit packet, or any outside packaging, including preservatives, humectants, flavors, and processing aids.
The definition of "additive" is significant because the law prohibits additives with certain properties (e.g., coloring properties).