Last updated: September 21, 2022

Key Terms

Tobacco Product

Term Defined

Tobacco: tobacco produced from the raw tobacco plant. Tobacco products are the products made of tobacco leaves for use by smoking, suction, or inhalation.


The definition of “tobacco products” aligns with the FCTC definition. However, this definition could be improved by clarifying that “tobacco products” include products “entirely or partly” made of tobacco leaves.

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 Not Defined

Failure to define this key term can lead to difficulty in implementing provisions of the law requiring warnings on “packaging.”

A definition of “outside packaging and labeling” should be provided, in accordance with FCTC Art. 11(4).

FCTC-Based Definition

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