Last updated: May 11, 2023
“Ingredient” means tobacco, an additive, as well as any substance or element present in a finished tobacco product or related products.
The definition of “ingredient” is significant because the law prohibits various additives. Additives comprise ingredients.
Includes tobacco, components (e.g. paper, filter), including materials used to manufacture those components, additives, processing aids, residual substances found in tobacco (following storage and processing), and substances that migrate from the packaging material into the product (contaminants are not part of the ingredients). (FCTC Art. 9 & 10 Partial Guidelines)
“Additive” means a substance, other than tobacco, that is added to a tobacco product, a unit packet or to any outside packaging; as regards nicotine containing liquids, additive means a substance, other than nicotine, that is added to a nicotine-containing liquid, a unit packet or to any outside packaging.
The definition of “additive” is significant because certain additives are prohibited by law.
Characterising Flavour or Aroma
“Characterising flavour or aroma” means a smell or taste other than one of tobacco, resulting from an additive or a combination of additives, which is clearly noticeable in a tobacco product, nicotine-containing liquid or nicotine-free liquid intended for vaporisation before or during its consumption.
The definition of “characterising flavour or aroma” is significant because the law prohibits characterizing flavors in cigarettes and roll-your-own tobacco.
“Emissions” means substances that are released when a tobacco or related product is consumed as intended.
The definition of “emissions” is significant because the law imposes maximum emissions levels.
"Toxicity" means the degree to which a substance can cause harmful effects in the human organism, including effects occurring over time, usually through repeated or continuous consumption or exposure.
The definition of "toxicity" is significant because the law requires disclosure of the toxicity of certain additives.