Last updated: December 6, 2021
“Ingredient” means the tobacco, any additive, as well as any other substance or element present in a finished tobacco product or related product, including paper, filter, ink, capsules and adhesives.
The definition of “ingredient” is significant because manufacturers and importers must submit to the government information about all ingredients used in cigarettes, for each brand and variant name.
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)
“Characterising flavour” means a smell or taste other than one of tobacco which -
(a) is clearly noticeable before or during consumption of the product; and
(b) results from an additive or a combination of additives, including, but not limited to, fruit, spice, herbs, alcohol, candy, menthol or vanilla.
The definition of "characterising flavour" is significant because the law prohibits the manufacture and sale of cigarettes with a characterizing flavor.
"Additive" means a substance, other than tobacco, that is added to a tobacco product, unit pack or container pack.
The definition of "additive" is significant because the law prohibits the manufacture and sale of tobacco products containing certain additives and cigarettes with a characterizing flavour. Characterizing flavour, pursuant to the law, results from an additive or a combination of additives.
“Addictiveness” means the pharmacological potential of a substance to cause addiction, that is, a state which affects an individual’s ability to control his or her behaviour, typically by instilling a reward or a relief from withdrawal symptoms, or both, and “addictive” is to be construed accordingly.
The definition of "addictiveness" is significant because the Secretary of State may require information on the addictiveness of tobacco product ingredients.
“Emissions” means substances that are released when a tobacco product or related product is consumed as intended.
The definition of "emissions" is significant because the law regulates the emissions of cigarettes.
“Toxicity” means the degree to which a substance can cause harmful effects in the human organism, including effects occurring over time, usually through repeated or continuous consumption or exposure, and “toxic” is to be construed accordingly.
The definition of "toxicity" is significant because the Secretary of State may require information on the toxicity of tobacco product ingredients.