Last updated: August 17, 2021
Tobacco products: products prepared fully or partially by using tobacco leaves as a raw material, and intended to be smoked, spat, chewed, or used as snuff, vaped, smoked, or inhaled in e-cigarettes, vape pens, etc.
The definition of "tobacco products" contained in the law aligns with the definition of "tobacco product" provided in FCTC Art. 1(f). The law goes further than the FCTC definition by including in the definition of "tobacco products" those to be smoked, spat, chewed, or used as snuff, vaped, smoked, or inhaled in e-cigarettes, vape pens, etc.
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
Outer packaging and labeling: any packaging or labelling used in the retail sale of tobacco products.
The definition of "outer packaging and labeling" contained in the law aligns with the definition of "outside packaging and labeling" provided in FCTC Art. 11(4).
Any packaging and labeling used in the retail sale of the product. (FCTC Art. 11(4))
Primary Packaging or Pack
Primary packaging or pack: any container that has direct contact with the tobacco product in order to protect it from deterioration, contamination, or adulteration, and to facilitate handling.
Secondary Packaging or Carton
Secondary packaging or carton: any container that contains two or more primary packages in order to protect them and facilitate their sale until reaching the end user. The secondary packaging is used to group several primary packages into a single retail unit.
Health Warning or Message
Health warning or message: warnings directed to users and to the public about the risks and damages to health caused by use of tobacco products and exposure to tobacco product smoke. These may consist of pictograms, images, texts, etc.
Pictogram: part of the health warning that may include photographs or images representing the negative effects of tobacco products.
Labeling: labeling is understood as the set of inscriptions, texts, brands, and layouts that are printed on any primary or secondary package containing cigarettes or any tobacco product derivative.