Last updated: May 20th 2020

Key Terms

Characterising flavour

Term Defined

"Characterising flavour" means a clearly noticeable smell or taste other than one of tobacco resulting from an additive or a combination of additives, including, but not limited to, fruit, spice, herbs, alcohol, candy, menthol or vanilla, which is noticeable before or during the consumption of the tobacco product.


The definition of "characterising flavour" is significant because the law prohibits placing cigarettes with a characterizing flavor on the market.