Last updated: January 9, 2023
An “ingredient” is any substance that is added to tobacco, among them, those substances that are added to a tobacco leaf and to other unprocessed or processed tobacco products, as well as to a non-tobacco material that is added to the tobacco product during its production, and is represented in the output, even in a modified form.
The definition of “ingredient” is significant because tobacco product manufacturers and/or importers must provide the Ministry information about the tobacco product ingredients (in particular, the list of ingredients, amount and weight).
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” is a substance or material (except a tobacco leaf) which is added to tobacco products.
The definition of "additive" is significant because the law requires disclosure of tobacco products ingredients which include additives.