Last updated: June 15, 2023

Key Terms


Term Defined

“Ingredient” means a substance (except for the tobacco leaf and other parts of the tobacco plant) used in the manufacture of tobacco products and present in the finished product, including in an altered form.


The definition of "ingredient" is important because ingredients are regulated under the EEC Technical Regulations on Tobacco Products.

FCTC-Based Definition

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)