Last updated: April 15th 2020

Key Terms

Tobacco Product

Term Defined
Definition

“Tobacco product” means any product that contains tobacco or its elements (except for medications containing nicotine), and which is intended to be smoked, chewed, snused or sniffed, including:
a.a) filtered and unfiltered cigarettes;
a.b) papirosa, cigars and cigarillos;
a.c) pipe tobacco, tobacco for hookah;
a.d) rolling tobacco;
a.e) chewing, snus and snuff tobacco;
a.f) electronic cigarettes or other similar nicotine-delivering devices containing materials / cartridges / capsules.

Analysis

The definition of "tobacco product" contained in the law aligns with the definition 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” means:

(a) any container, carton, box, package, plastic bag, jar, bag, sack, tube or other container, where the tobacco product is placed;

(b) any packing paper or casing, which is used for outer wrapping of the tobacco product;

(c) any material is attached or is affixed on a tobacco product or the items listed in the “a” and “b” subparagraphs.

Analysis

The definition of “packaging” contained in the decree aligns with the definition of “outside packaging and labeling” contained in FCTC Art. 11(4) in that it encompasses any packaging used in retail sale.

FCTC-Based Definition:

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

Law Source, Section

Medical Warning

Term Defined
Definition

“Medical warning” means a statement that warms against the harmful effects of tobacco, which is accompanied by a relevant image.

Analysis

The definition of “medical warning” is significant because it provides a description of the information that is to be included on every package.