Last updated: December 17, 2019

Key Terms

Tobacco Product

Term Defined

Tobacco products: all products intended to be smoked, sniffed, sucked or chewed, as long as they are at least partially composed of tobacco.


The definition of "tobacco products" aligns with the definition of “tobacco product” contained in FCTC Art. 1(f).

FCTC-Based 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

Term Not Defined

Having no definition for this key term makes interpretation of many provisions difficult. This can hamper application and implementation of FCTC Art. 11 and the FCTC Art. 11 Guidelines.

A definition of "outside packaging and labeling" should be provided in accordance with FCTC Art. 11(4).

FCTC-Based Definition

Any packaging and labeling used in the retail sale of the product. (FCTC Art. 11(4))