Last updated: December 15, 2020
“Tobacco product” means –
(a) any product consisting, in whole or in part, of tobacco, that is intended to be smoked,
(b) a tobacco product within the meaning of the Finance (Excise Duty on Tobacco Products) Act 1977 (inserted by section 86(1) of the Finance Act 1997), or
(c) any cigarette paper, tube or filter manufactured for use in the smoking of tobacco, other than a medicinal product within the meaning of the Irish Medicines Board Act 1995.
The definition of “tobacco product” in the Public Health (Tobacco) Act (PHA) aligns with the definition of “tobacco product” provided in FCTC Art. 1(f). Although the definition in the PHA is limited to a product “that is intended to be smoked,” the definition of “smoke” in the PHA includes “sniffing, chewing or sucking.” Thus, the definition of “tobacco product” in the PHA aligns with the definition of “tobacco product” in the FCTC.
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
“Retail packaging”, in relation to a tobacco product, means the outside packaging of the tobacco product, any lining contained therein and any wrapper that covers such outside packaging.
The definition of "retail packaging" contained in the Standardised Packaging Act aligns with the definition of “outside packaging and labeling” provided in FCTC Art. 11(4) in that is encompasses all packaging used for retail sale.
Any packaging and labeling used in the retail sale of the product. (FCTC Art. 11(4))