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Last updated: March 12th 2021

Key Terms

Tobacco Product

Term Defined
Definition

Tobacco product: a product made entirely or partially from leaf tobacco as its raw material, and intended to be smoked, sucked, chewed or sniffed.

Analysis

The law’s definition aligns with the definition of “tobacco product” 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

Pack: package, pouch, box or other packaging containing a tobacco product or multiple packs of tobacco products (such as cartons), and includes labels and other written or graphic information that appears underneath or inside.

Analysis

The law’s definition of “pack” aligns with the definition of "outside packaging and labeling" provided in FCTC Art. 11 because it encompasses all packaging and labeling used for retail sale.

FCTC-Based Definition:

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

Health Warning

Term Defined
Definition

Health warning: a graphic and textual message of warning on the harmful effects on health of tobacco consumption or exposure to tobacco smoke, the advantages of quitting smoking, or suggestions to quit smoking, and any other appropriate tobacco control message.

Analysis

The term “health warning” is significant because it reinforces the combined pictorial and text components of the warning.