Last updated: September 17, 2019

Key Terms

Tobacco Product

Term Defined

"Tobacco product" means any substance, that contains tobacco leaf, including but not limited to cigarettes, cigars, pipe, tobacco, snuff, chewing tobacco and dipping tobacco.


The law’s definition aligns with the definition of “tobacco product” in the FCTC Art. 1(f). However, to more fully align, the definition should include that any product entirely or partly made of tobacco leaf as a raw material is a tobacco product.

FCTC-Based Definition

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

Term Not Defined

The law does not address tobacco product packaging and labeling. Therefore, there is no applicable definition of “outside packaging and labeling.”

FCTC-Based Definition

Any packaging and labeling used in the retail sale of the product. (FCTC Art. 11(4))