LANGUAGE
Last updated: February 10th 2020

Key Terms

Tobacco Product

Term Defined
Definition

Law No. 175-AN-07: “Tobacco products” is understood to refer to products entirely or partly made of the leaf of tobacco as raw material which are manufactured to be used for smoking, sucking, chewing or snuffing.

Decree No. 2008-0183: “Tobacco product”: a product entirely or partly made of tobacco leaves as a raw material which is manufactured to be used for smoking, sucking, chewing or snuffing, and includes leaves and their extracts.

Analysis

The definition of “tobacco product” aligns with the definition of “tobacco product” 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 Defined
Definition

“Packaging” or “Wrapping”: container, receptacle or envelope in which tobacco products are sold to consumers.

Analysis

Health warnings are required to be on packaging and wrapping. The definition of “packaging” or “wrapping” ensures that warnings are on all packaging and labeling used in the retail sale of tobacco products. Therefore, the definition aligns with the definition of “outside packaging and labeling” provided in the FCTC.

FCTC-Based Definition:

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

Tobacco Industry

Term Defined
Definition

“Tobacco industry”: is understood to refer to companies engaging in the manufacture and wholesale distribution of tobacco products, as well as importers of such products.

Analysis

The definition of “tobacco industry” is relevant because it includes tobacco importers as well as manufacturers among the entities responsible for complying with tobacco control laws. This definition aligns with the definition of tobacco industry provided in FCTC Art. 1(e).