Last updated: June 1, 2023
“Ingredients” mean tobacco and any other component of the tobacco product, including paper, filter, ink, capsules, adhesives, additives, processing aids, any chemical or other substance, including residual substances from manufacture or packaging, which may be found in a tobacco product.
The definition of “ingredients” provided in the law aligns with the definition provided in the FCTC Arts. 9 & 10 Partial Guidelines.
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)
“Characterising flavour” –
(a) means a clearly noticeable smell or taste, other than that 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; and
(b) includes a taste or smell which may be activated by the user at the time of consumption.
The definition of “characterising flavour” is significant because the law prohibits tobacco products with characterizing flavors.