Last updated: February 2, 2021
“Tobacco products” mean products for the purposes of smoking, chewing, sucking or sniffing, inasmuch as they are, even partly, made of tobacco.
The definition of “tobacco products” contained in the law aligns with the definition of “tobacco product” provided 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
“Sales packaging of tobacco products” means packaging for the purposes of clause 3 (1) 1) of the Packaging Act.
“Grouped packaging of tobacco products” means packaging for the purposes of clause 3 (1) 2) of the Packaging Act.
The Tobacco Act defines “sales packaging of tobacco products” and “grouped packaging of tobacco products” by reference to the Packaging Act.
The Packaging Act defines “sales packaging” as “part of a sales unit designated to be handed over to the end user or consumer at the place of sale,” and defines “grouped packaging” as packaging “meant for grouping a certain number of sales units at the place of sale regardless of whether the grouped packaging is sold as such to the end user or consumer or whether it serves only as a means to facilitate the handling of goods, or protection or presentation of goods.” The definitions of “sales packaging” and “group packaging,” taken together, cover all forms as packaging used in retail sale.
Therefore, taken together, the definitions align with the definition of “outside packaging and labeling” provided in FCTC Art. 11.
Any packaging and labeling used in the retail sale of the product. (FCTC Art. 11(4))