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Last updated: July 22nd 2021

Key Terms

Tobacco Product

Term Defined
Definition

“Tobacco products” shall mean products derived from the tobacco leaf, or from [other parts of] the plant nicotiana tabacum, and shall further include any product containing nicotine as an ingredient for consumption by smoking, sucking, sniffing, chewing, eating, burning, or snuffing into the mouth or nose, or by any other means to achieve the same purpose, but excluding items regulated by the drug laws.

Analysis

The definition of “tobacco products” contained in the Tobacco Products Control Act of 2017 aligns with the definition of “tobacco product” provided 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))

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Outside Packaging and Labeling

Term Defined
Definition

“Packaging” shall mean packs, cartons, or other containers used to package tobacco products.

Analysis

The definition of “packaging” aligns with the FCTC definition of “outside packaging and labeling” in that it covers packs and cartons, thereby covering packaging used at the retail level.

FCTC-Based Definition:

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

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