Last updated: September 29, 2022
“Ingredient” shall be 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 prior to placing tobacco products on the market, manufacturers and importers of tobacco products must disclose to the National Laboratory of Health, Environment and Food, for every brand and type of tobacco product, a list of all ingredients and quantities thereof used in the product.
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 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, spice, herbs, alcohol, candy, menthol or vanilla, which is noticeable before or during the consumption of the tobacco product.
The definition of "characterising flavour" is significant because the law prohibits the sale of cigarettes with a characterizing flavor.
"Additive" means any substance other than tobacco that is added to a tobacco product, a unit packet or any exterior packaging.
The definition of "additive" is significant because the law prohibits the 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.
"Flavouring" means an additive that imparts smell and/or taste.
The definition of "flavouring" is significant because the law prohibits the sale of tobacco products containing certain additives and cigarettes with a characterizing flavor. Flavorings, pursuant to the law, are additives.
"Emissions" means substances released when a tobacco or related product is consumed 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 sets maximum cigarette emission levels.
"Toxicity" means the degree to which a substance can cause adverse effects in the human organism, including effects occurring over a longer period of time, usually through repeated or continuous consumption or exposure
The definition of "toxicity" is significant because the law
requires producers to disclose information about the toxicity or addictive property of certain additives.
"Addictiveness" means the pharmacological potential of a substance to cause addiction, a state which affects an individual's ability to control his or her behaviour, typically by instilling a pleasant feeling or relief from withdrawal symptoms, or both.
The definition of "addictiveness" is significant because the law requires producers to disclose information about the toxicity or addictive property of certain additives.