Last updated: September 17th 2019

Key Terms

Tobacco Product

Term Defined

“Tobacco products” and “Tobacco” means all products intended to be smoked, sniffed, sucked or chewed, as long as they are manufactured entirely or partially from leaf tobacco as a raw material.


The definition of "tobacco products" contained in the law aligns with the definition of "tobacco product" provided in FCTC Art. 1.

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 or ambiguous definitions can make interpretation difficult and undermine the application of other substantive provisions of a law.

The law does provide a definition of “labeling” as a "package on which indications and warnings concerning this product are stated."

A definition of "outside packaging and labeling" should be provided in accordance with the definition provided in FCTC Art. 11(4).

FCTC-Based Definition:

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