Last updated: September 17, 2019
Tobacco products: shall mean products made of tobacco or tobacco alternatives, including leaves, leaf extracts such as pipes, and cigarette filters.
The definition of “tobacco products” is broader and more inclusive than the definition provided in the FCTC because it includes “tobacco alternatives” (which is defined to include products such as e-cigarettes or ENDS products (Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems), as well as products made directly from tobacco.
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
Packaging: shall mean any pack or packet in which tobacco products are sold.
The definition of “packaging” in the law aligns with the definition of “outside packaging and labeling” in the FCTC because it encompasses packaging used for retail sale.
Any packaging and labeling used in the retail sale of the product. (FCTC Art. 11(4))
Tobacco alternative: shall mean a battery-operated device, generally containing cartridges filled with nicotine, flavor and other chemicals, which turn into a vapor that is inhaled by the smoker, and all materials related to a tobacco product including the electronic water pipe.
The definition of “tobacco alternative” is significant because the term “tobacco alternatives” is included in the definition of “tobacco products.”