Last updated: May 20th 2020

Key Terms

Characterising Flavour

Term Defined

“Characterising flavour” means a smell or taste other than one of tobacco which—

(a) is clearly noticeable before or during consumption of the product; and

(b) results from an additive or a combination of additives, including, but not limited to, fruit, spice, herbs, alcohol, candy, menthol or vanilla.


The definition of "characterising flavour" is significant because the law prohibits cigarettes with a characterizing flavor.