Last updated: February 2, 2021

Key Terms

Characterising flavour

Term Defined

“Characterising flavour” means a clearly noticeable taste or smell other than one of tobacco, resulting from an additive or a combination of additives which is noticeable before or during the consumption of the tobacco product.


The definition of “characterising flavour” is significant because the law prohibits cigarettes and roll-your-own tobacco that have a characterizing flavor.