Last updated: May 20, 2020
“Ingredient” means tobacco, an additive, as well as any substance or element present in a finished tobacco product or related products including paper, filter, ink, capsules and adhesives.
The definition of “ingredient” is significant because manufacturers and importers of tobacco products are required to submit, for each brand name and each product type, a list of all ingredients and quantities thereof used in the manufacturing of such products.
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)
"Characterizing flavor" means a clearly noticeable smell or taste other than one of tobacco resulting from an additive or a combination of additives, including but not limited to, fruit, condiments, herbs, alcohol, sweeteners, menthol or vanilla, and that is noticeable before or during the consumption of the tobacco product.
The definition of "characterizing flavor" is significant because the law prohibits tobacco products with a characterizing flavor.
"Additive" means a substance other than tobacco that is added to a tobacco product, a unit packet or any outside packaging.
The definition of "additive" is significant because the law prohibits the sale of tobacco products containing certain additives or a characterizing flavor. Characterizing flavor results from an additive or a combination of additives.
"Flavorings" means an additive that imparts smell and/or taste.
The definition of "flavorings" is significant because the law prohibits the sale of tobacco products containing certain additives or a characterizing flavor. Flavorings, pursuant to the law, are additives.
"Emissions" means substances that are released when a tobacco product or a related product is used as intended, such as substances found in smoke or substances released during the process of using smokeless tobacco products.
The definition of "emissions" is significant because the law regulates the emissions of cigarettes.
"Addictiveness" means pharmacological potential of a substance to cause addiction, a state which affects the ability of an individual to control his/her behavior, usually by instilling a reward mechanism or easing of withdrawal symptoms, or both.
The definition of "addictiveness" is significant because the Ministry of Health may require information on ingredient addictiveness.
"Toxicity" means the degree to which a substance can cause harmful effects on the human organism, including effects that occur over time, usually through repeated or continuous consumption or exposure.
The definition of "toxicity" is significant because the Ministry of Health may require information on ingredient toxicity.