Last updated: June 1, 2023
"Tobacco product" means any material prepared for the purpose of smoking or consumption of the whole or part of the tobacco plant, leaf or stalk of the same.
The definition of “tobacco product” captures the main elements of the FCTC Art. 1(f) definition.
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
"Retailed cigarette pack" means a small or a large pack of cigarettes intended to sell directly to consumers.
"Small pack of cigarettes" means the first step of packaging of tobacco and tobacco products with specific quantity, weight and volume or amount.
"Large pack of cigarettes" means a collection of small packs of cigarettes in a carton, bar, bundle, package, can or box.
Taken together, the definitions of "retailed cigarette pack," "small pack of cigarettes," and "large pack of cigarettes" align with the definition of "outside packaging and labeling" contained in FCTC Art. 11(4) in that the definitions encompass packaging used in the retail sale of cigarettes.
Any packaging and labeling used in the retail sale of the product. (FCTC Art. 11(4))
"Cigar package" means a packet, bottle, card or any other similar material into which the cigar or tobacco product is collected and inserted and which packs the same.
The definition of "cigar package" is significant because the law authorizes the Ministry of Health to establish the health warnings required to appear on cigar packages. Notably, the definition of "cigar" includes cigarettes, cheroots, cigars, and smoking pipes.
"Cigar" means any cigarette, cheroot, cigar, smoking pipe and any other similar material prepared by any means for inhalation of smoke emitted from the burning of tobacco product.
The definition of "cigar" is significant because it is defined to include cigarettes, cheroots, cigars, and smoking pipes.