Last updated: June 30, 2020
"Ingredient" means tobacco, its components and materials used to manufacture components, additives and residues found in the tobacco products after stocking and processing.
The definition of "ingredient" is significant because the law regulates and bans tobacco products containing certain ingredients.
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)
"Additive" means any substance that is added to a tobacco product during processing or manufacture, particularly preservatives, aromatic agents, coloring agents, enhancers, moistening agents and processing auxiliaries.
The definition of "additive" is significant because the law regulates and bans tobacco products containing certain additives.
"Aromatic agent" means an additive that confers, modifies or improves a flavor or scent, by itself or in conjunction with other ingredients.
The definition of "aromatic agent" is significant because the law regulates and bans tobacco products containing certain aromatic agents.
Characteristic aromatic agent
"Characteristic aromatic agent" means a taste or scent, other than that of the tobacco, coming from an additive or a combination of natural or artificial additives, particularly those derived from fruits, spices, aromatic plants, alcohol, sweetening elements, menthol, chocolate or vanilla, and which is identifiable prior to or during the consumption of the tobacco product.
The definition of "characteristic aromatic agent" is significant because the law regulates and bans tobacco products containing characteristic aromatic agents.