Last updated: May 30, 2023

Key Terms

Tobacco Product

Term Defined

Tobacco products: products made entirely or partially of tobacco leafs as its primary material, and intended to be smoked, sucked or chewed.


The definition of “tobacco products” aligns with the definition contained in FCTC Art. 1(f).

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 contain a definition of “outside packaging and labeling.” Undefined key terms or ambiguous definitions can make interpretation difficult and undermine the application of other substantive provisions of a law. A definition of “outside packaging and labeling” should be provided in accordance with the definition provided in FCTC Art. 11(4).

FCTC-Based Definition

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