Last updated: September 17, 2019

Key Terms

E-Cigarette

Term Defined
Definition

"Electronic cigarette" means a product that can be used for consumption of nicotine-containing vapour via a mouth piece, or any component of that product, including a cartridge, a tank and the device without cartridge or tank. Electronic cigarettes can be disposable or refillable by means of a refill container and a tank, or rechargeable with single use cartridges.

Analysis

The definition of “electronic cigarette” is significant because the Manufacture, Presentation and Sale of Tobacco and Related Products Regulations, 2016 (as amended) regulate e-cigarettes.

Tobacco devices

Term Defined
Definition

“Tobacco devices” includes any product bearing the name cigarette or tobacco which is intended as a substitute to a conventional tobacco product or smoking requisite and includes any non-nicotine device, but excludes any pharmaceutical nicotine delivery devices.

Analysis

The definition of “tobacco devices” is significant because it encompasses e-cigarettes. The Products and Smoking Devices (Simulating Cigarettes or Tobacco) (Control) Regulations make the provisions of the Tobacco (Smoking Control) Act and its implementing regulations applicable to “tobacco devices,” including e-cigarettes, in so far as advertising and smoking in public places are concerned.