Last updated: June 1, 2020
Tobacco-derived products: includes products derived from tobacco prepared in whole or in part by using tobacco leaves as raw material and designed to be smoked, sucked, chewed, inhaled or consumed by any other method of administration, including electronic cigarettes.
The definition of “tobacco-derived products” aligns with and is broader than the FCTC definition in that it adds the phrase “or consumed by any other method of administration” to the FCTC definition. In addition, the definition specifically includes electronic cigarettes, which are not explicitly covered in the FCTC Art. 1(f) definition.
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
Container or package: any kind of container, receptacle or wrapping in which a tobacco-derived product is sold or displayed in wholesale and retail stores, including the box or carton containing smaller packs.
The definition of “container or package” aligns with the FCTC definition in that it covers any packaging used in a retail sale of the product.
Any packaging and labeling used in the retail sale of the product. (FCTC Art. 11(4))
Tobacco industry: covers the producers, processors, manufacturers, importers, exporters and wholesale distributors of tobacco-derived products.
The definition of “tobacco industry” is relevant with regards to penalties.
Minimum salary: the monthly salary periodically calculated and issued by the Office of the Secretary of State at the Departments of Labor and Social Welfare based on the minimum wage table at its top prevailing scale.
The definition of “minimum salary” is relevant to penalties imposed for violations of the law.