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Last updated: April 20th 2020

Key Terms

Tobacco Product

Term Defined
Definition

“Tobacco product” means tobacco in any form, including by electronic nicotine delivery systems, whether the chemical components of those systems are derived from the natural product or manufactured by other means, in which it is used or consumed and includes the tobacco leaf, tobacco in cigarettes and any product entirely or partly made from the leaf of tobacco plant as raw material and which is manufactured for use in smoking, sucking, chewing or snuffing tobacco or any by-product thereof.

Analysis

The definition of “tobacco product” in the regulations aligns with the definition of “tobacco products” in FCTC Art. 1(f), and goes beyond the FCTC definition in that it also encompasses “electronic nicotine delivery systems.”

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

“Package” means any covering, wrapper, container, carton, bag or other enclosure that contains a tobacco product, including labels and other written or graphic information regarding same.

Analysis

The definition of “package” in the regulations aligns with the definition of “outside packaging and labeling” in FCTC Art. 11 because it encompasses all packaging used for retail sale.

FCTC-Based Definition:

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