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Last updated: September 16th 2020

Key Terms

Tobacco Product

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Definition

Tobacco products: products intended for smoking, sniffing, sucking or chewing inasmuch as they are made wholly or partly of tobacco, whether genetically modified or not.

Analysis

The definition of “tobacco products” in the Regulations aligns with the definition of “tobacco product” in the FCTC.

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

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Definition

Outer packaging: any package of tobacco products sold to the consumer and contains one, or more, unit packets. Transparent wrappers are not considered as outer packaging.

Analysis

The definition of “outer packaging” provided in the 2003 regulations (as inserted in 2017) aligns with the definition of “outside packaging and labeling” contained in FCTC Art. 11.

FCTC-Based Definition:

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