Last updated: January 23, 2023
"Ingredients" means the list of substances and raw materials used in the process of making tobacco products.
The definition of "ingredients" is significant because the General
Law on Tobacco Control requires disclosure of ingredients used in
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)
"Additives" means any substance included in the preparation of tobacco products whose purpose is to perform a technological function as a preservative or modifier of organoleptic characteristics, such as substances that modify their absorption or the physiological behavior of any component of such products.
The definition of "additives" is significant because the Regulation to the General Law on Tobacco Control requires disclosure of additives by tobacco products producers, manufacturers and importers when applying for a health license.
"Contents" means the list composed of ingredients, such as different tobacco components like cigarette tipping paper, ink to mark the brand, cigar paper, filter, filter wrapper and cigar paper adhesive.
The definition of "contents" is important because the General Law on Tobacco Control regulates disclosure of the "content" of tobacco products.
"Emission" means the substance produced and released when a tobacco product is lit or heated. Includes nicotine, tar, carbon monoxide and the chemical composition that forms part of tobacco smoke. In the case of smokeless tobacco products for oral use, it is understood as all substances released during the process of chewing or sucking and in the case of tobacco products for nasal use, are all substances released during the process of inhalation or aspiration.
The definition of "emission" is important because the General Law on Tobacco Control delegates authority to regulate, and requires disclosure of, "emissions."