LANGUAGE
Last updated: November 26th 2019

Key Terms

Tobacco Product

Term Defined
Definition

"Tobacco product" means a product entirely or partly made from the leaf tobacco as raw material, which is manufactured to  be used for smoking, sucking, chewing or snuffing.

Analysis

The law’s definition of “tobacco product” 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))

Outside Packaging and Labeling

Term Defined
Definition

"Package" means a covering, wrapper, container, carton or other enclosure that contains a tobacco product including labels and other written or graphic information on or in it.

Analysis

The law’s definition of “package” aligns with the definition of “outside packaging and labeling” contained in FCTC Art. 11(4) in that it encompasses cartons. To better align, the definition should specify that “package” applies to any packaging used in the retail sale of the product.

FCTC-Based Definition:

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