Last updated: September 29, 2022
Tobacco products: products that can be consumed which consist, even partly, of tobacco, whether genetically modified or not.
The definition of "tobacco products" contained in the law aligns with the definition of "tobacco product" provided in FCTC Art. 1. To more fully align, the definition should include language that identifies intended uses for the products.
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
Exterior packaging: any packaging in which tobacco or related products are placed on the market and which includes a unit packet or an aggregation of unit packets; transparent wrappers are not regarded as outside packaging.
The definition of “exterior packaging” in the law aligns with the definition of “outside packaging and labeling” contained in FCTC Art. 11 in that it encompasses all packaging used for retail sale. However, to more fully align with FCTC Art. 11, the law should refrain from including language that could be read to limit the scope of this definition, including reference to “transparent wrappers”.
Any packaging and labeling used in the retail sale of the product. (FCTC Art. 11(4))
Unit packet: the smallest individual packaging of a tobacco or related product that is placed on the market.
The definition of “unit packet” is relevant because the law specifies certain requirements that apply to each unit packet.
Health warning: a warning concerning the adverse effects on human health of a product or other undesired consequences of its consumption, including text warnings, combined health warnings, general warnings and information messages.
The definition of “health warning” contained in the law identifies the different types of health warnings required on tobacco product packaging.
Combined Health Warning
Combined health warning: a health warning consisting of a combination of a text warning and a corresponding photograph or illustration, as provided in greater detail in the implementing regulations issued based on paragraph 3 of Article 15 of this Act.
The definition of “combined health warning” is significant because it specifies that certain warnings must contain both textual and pictorial components.