Last updated: March 12, 2021
Tobacco product: a product made entirely or partially from leaf tobacco as its raw material, and intended to be smoked, sucked, chewed or sniffed.
The law’s definition aligns with the definition of “tobacco product” in FCTC Art. 1(f).
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
Pack: package, pouch, box or other packaging containing a tobacco product or multiple packs of tobacco products (such as cartons), and includes labels and other written or graphic information that appears underneath or inside.
The law’s definition of “pack” aligns with the definition of "outside packaging and labeling" provided in FCTC Art. 11 because it encompasses all packaging and labeling used for retail sale.
Any packaging and labeling used in the retail sale of the product. (FCTC Art. 11(4))
Health warning: a graphic and textual message of warning on the harmful effects on health of tobacco consumption or exposure to tobacco smoke, the advantages of quitting smoking, or suggestions to quit smoking, and any other appropriate tobacco control message.
The term “health warning” is significant because it reinforces the combined pictorial and text components of the warning.