Last updated: December 9, 2022
"Ingredient" means a substance (with the exception of the tobacco leaf and other parts of the tobacco) that is used in the manufacture of tobacco products and is present in the final tobacco product, including in a modified form.
The definition of "ingredient" is significant because the EEC Technical Regulations ban certain ingredients used in the manufacture of tobacco products.
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)
"Non-tobacco materials" means materials that are part of a tobacco product (except for raw materials) and give it characteristics specified by the manufacturer, specific features and a form which include: papirosy paper, cigarette paper, tipping and cigarette-tube paper, wrapping paper for the filter (fitsella), filter material, adhesives, ink, wrapping material for a portion of sucking Tobacco (snus).
The definition of “non-tobacco materials” is significant because these materials may not be included when the law addresses tobacco product ingredients. Non-tobacco materials are included in the FCTC-based definition of "ingredient."