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Last updated: January 3rd 2020

Key Terms

Tobacco Product

Term Defined
Definition
Any products manufactured entirely or partially form leaf tobacco as its primary material, and intended to be smoked, sniffed, sucked, or chewed.
Analysis

The definition of “tobacco products” contained in the law aligns with the definition of “tobacco product” contained 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: “Packages containing tobacco products, in a particular quantity, intended for consumers.”

Labeling: “The combination of information, whether required or not – terms, statements, indications, trademarks, images or figurative signs, having to do with the tobacco product and appearing on all external packaging of the product.”

Marking: “The combination of required information that must appear on all packs and cartons of tobacco products and all forms of external packaging of such products in order to determine their origin.”
Analysis

Taken together, the definitions of "packaging," “labeling” and "marking" encompass all forms of outside packaging and labeling used in the retail sale of tobacco products. Therefore, the definitions together align with the definition of "outside packaging and labeling" provided in FCTC Art. 11(4).

FCTC-Based Definition:

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

Carton

Term Defined
Definition
A receptacle, container, or paper package containing several packs in which a tobacco product is sold or displayed for sale.
Analysis

This definition is relevant because it may contribute to tobacco packaging and labeling requirements.

Pack

Term Defined
Definition
A receptacle, container or paper wrapping in which a tobacco product is sold or presented for retail sale.
Analysis

This definition is relevant because it may contribute to tobacco packaging and labeling requirements.

Case

Term Defined
Definition
A receptacle, container or paper package containing several cartons, in which a tobacco product is sold or displayed for sale.
Analysis

This definition is relevant because it may contribute to tobacco packaging and labeling requirements.

Lateral Surface

Term Defined
Definition
The surface of the pack, carton or case contiguous to the main surface.
Analysis

This definition is relevant because it may contribute to tobacco packaging and labeling requirements.

Principal Surface

Term Defined
Definition
The largest surface of the pack, carton or case that is directly visible and most exposed.
Analysis

This definition is relevant because it may contribute to tobacco packaging and labeling requirements.