Last updated: August 27, 2021
“Electronic smoking device” is:
a) electronic cigarette which is a product that can be used for consumption of nicotine-containing vapour via a mouthpiece, or any component of that product, including a cartridge, a tank and the device without a cartridge or tank, and which can be disposable or refillable by means of a refill container and a tank, or rechargeable with single use cartridges;
b) electronic device which is a product or a component of that product, including a cartridge, a tank and the device without a cartridge or tank, which can be used for consumption of nicotine-free vapour via a mouthpiece and which can be disposable or refillable by means of a container which is filled with nicotine-free liquid, and a tank, or rechargeable with single use cartridges.
For the purpose of this review, we will be using the term “e-cigarette” when referring to a “electronic smoking device.”
“Refill container” is:
a) a refill container in which a nicotine-containing liquid is filled in which can be used to refill an electronic cigarette;
b) a container in which a nicotine-free liquid is filled in which can be used to refill an electronic smoking device.
“Emission” means a substance that is released when tobacco, tobacco products, herbal products for smoking, electronic smoking devices, or refill containers are consumed as intended, such as substances found in smoke, or substances released during the process of using smokeless tobacco products.
“Ingredient” means tobacco, an additive, as well as any substances or elements present in a finished tobacco product, herbal product for smoking, electronic smoking device, or refill container, including paper, filter, ink, cartridges, and adhesives.
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)
“Smoking” means use of a tobacco product, herbal product for smoking, or novel tobacco product in a way that it may be inhaled, as a result which smoke is released, or use of an electronic smoking device, novel tobacco product, or another product (except for means of medical treatment) with the purpose of intentional inhaling of nicotine via a mouthpiece, or vapour or smoke containing other chemical substances.
The definition of “smoking” specifically includes the use of e-cigarettes (“use of an electronic smoking device”).