Last updated: October 20, 2020

Key Terms

Tobacco Product

Term Defined

Tobacco: All types of tobacco used for smoking, including all kinds and parts thereto, whether roots, stems, leaves, fruits and green or dried seeds, by whatever means, such as cigarettes, cigars, tumbak and so on.


The definition of "tobacco" contained in the Anti-Smoking Regulations aligns with the definition in FCTC Art. 1(f). Although the definition states that it applies to tobacco products used for "smoking", the definition of "smoking" includes "use, inhalation or chewing" of tobacco; therefore, all types of tobacco products are covered.

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

The law does not contain a definition of "outside packaging and labeling." Failure to define this key term may hinder implementation and enforcement of packaging and labeling requirements. To align with FCTC Art. 11 and the FCTC Art. 11 Guidelines, the law should contain a definition of "outside packaging and labeling" in accordance with the definition in FCTC Art. 11(4).

FCTC-Based Definition

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