Last updated: May 20, 2020
Tobacco product – means products that can be consumed and consist, even partly, from tobacco whether genetically modified or not.
The definition of “tobacco product” contained in the law aligns with the definition “tobacco products” provided in FCTC Art. 1(f).
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
Outside packaging – means any packaging used to place tobacco or related products on the market and which includes a unit packet or an aggregate of unit packets; the transparent wrapper is not considered outside packaging.
The definition of “outside packaging” contained in the law aligns with the definition provided in FCTC Art. 11 in that it, together with the definition of “unit packet,” encompasses all packaging used for retail sale.
Any packaging and labeling used in the retail sale of the product. (FCTC Art. 11(4))
Health warning – means a health warning regarding the adverse effects on human health of the product or other unwanted consequences of its consumption, including text warnings, combined health warnings, general warnings and information messages, in accordance with this Law.
The definition of “health warning” is significant because it outlines the different types of information provided on tobacco product packaging.
Combined Health Warning
Combined health warning – means a health warning that combines a text warning with a photograph or illustration in accordance with this Law.
The definition of “combined health warning” is relevant because it establishes that the warnings to appear on principal display areas contain both a pictorial/image and a text warning.