Last updated: September 17, 2019
[Decree No. 771] Tobacco products: products totally or partially prepared using tobacco leaf as a raw material, and intended to smoked or chew.
[Decree No. 63] Tobacco products: products made totally or in part from tobacco leaf as their raw material, and which are intended to be smoked, sucked, chewed, sniffed or inhaled.
The law and regulations contain nearly identical definitions of “tobacco products.” These definitions align with the definition of "tobacco product" contained in FCTC Art. 1(f).
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
Secondary packaging: any receptacle that contains two or more primary packages, for the purpose of protecting them and facilitating their commercialization until they reach the end consumer. The secondary package is usually used to group together several primary packages for purchase in one single unit.
The definition of "secondary packaging" aligns with the definition of "outside packaging and labeling" contained in FCTC Art. 11 because it encompasses packages of more than one unit pack (e.g., cartons). Health warnings are required on both primary and secondary packaging.
Any packaging and labeling used in the retail sale of the product. (FCTC Art. 11(4))
Label: the combination of statements, captions, marks and provisions that are printed on primary, secondary or tertiary packages containing cigarettes or some derivative of tobacco products, for their identification.
The definition of “label” is significant because the term is used to describe the requirements for packaging.
Primary packaging: any receptacle that has direct contact with the product for the specific purpose of
protecting it against deterioration, contamination or adulteration, and to facilitate its
The definition of “primary packaging” is significant because the term is used to describe the requirements for packaging.