Last updated: September 17, 2019

Key Terms

Ingredient

Term Not Defined
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)

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)

Additive

Term Defined
Definition

"Additive" means a substance, other than tobacco, that is added to a tobacco product, a unit packet or to any outside packaging.

Analysis

The definition of “additive” is significant because specified additives are prohibited in tobacco products.

Characterising flavour

Term Defined
Definition

"Characterising flavour" means a clearly noticeable smell or taste other than one of tobacco, resulting from an additive or a combination of additives, including, but not limited to, fruit, spice, herbs, alcohol, candy, menthol or vanilla, which is noticeable before or during the consumption of the tobacco product.

Analysis

The definition of “characterising flavour” is significant because cigarettes with a characterizing flavor are prohibited.