Last updated: July 20, 2022
Heated Tobacco Product
The term “heated tobacco product” is not defined, but it is included in the definition of “smoking product.” For the purpose of this review, we will be using the term “HTP” when referring to a “heated tobacco product.”
“Smoking product” means any of the below, unless it constitutes a preparation registered in the Registry or a preparation marketed in accordance with a permit granted in accordance with section 47A of the Pharmacists Ordinance [New Version], 5741-1981:
(1) A tobacco product;
(2) Matter of vegetal origin intended for smoking by means of burning and not containing tobacco, including a mixture, composition, or suspension of a matter as stated;
(3) A product serving for the smoking of tobacco or the smoking of matter of vegetal origin as stated in para. (2), including cigarettes, cigars, cigarillos, narghila, pipe, and cigarette rolling paper;
(4) An electronic cigarette, filling matter, and cartridge.
The law defines both tobacco inserts and devices as “smoking products.” Specifically, tobacco inserts fall within the definition of “tobacco product” and devices are considered “a product serving for the smoking of tobacco.”
“Tobacco product” means tobacco in any form intended for smoking, snuffing, chewing or sucking, including cigarettes, cigars, cigarillos, narghila tobacco, and pipe tobacco.
The law includes tobacco inserts as “tobacco products,” given that tobacco inserts contain tobacco and are “intended for smoking.”
“Smoking” means creating an aerosol or vapor for consumption.
The law includes the use of HTPs in the definition of “smoking.”