Last updated: December 3, 2021
Tobacco products: products which may be consumed and are made wholly or partially of tobacco, genetically modified or not.
The definition of “tobacco products” aligns with the definition of "tobacco product” provided in FCTC Art. 1(f). For better clarity, the definition could make clear that tobacco products are manufactured to be used for smoking, sucking, chewing or snuffing as provided in the definition 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
Outer packaging: any packaging used to market tobacco products or related products and which includes a packaging unit or a set of packaging units. Transparent wrappings are not considered outer packaging.
The definition of “outer packaging” aligns with the definition of “outside packaging and labeling” in that it encompasses any packaging used in the retail sale.
Any packaging and labeling used in the retail sale of the product. (FCTC Art. 11(4))
Tobacco for Oral Use
Tobacco for oral use: all products for oral use, except those intended to be smoked or chewed, made wholly or partly of tobacco, in powder or in particulate form or in any combination of these forms, particularly those presented in sachet portions or porous sachets.
This definition is significant because the sale of “tobacco for oral use” as defined here is prohibited in Spain.
Health warning: a warning concerning the adverse effects on human health of tobacco products or other undesirable consequences of their consumption, including text warnings, combined health warnings, general warnings and information messages.
The definition of “health warning” is relevant because it describes the type of information contained in a health warning.
Combined Health Warning
Combined health warning: a health warning set out in this Royal Decree, in which a text warning is combined with the corresponding photograph or illustration.
The definition of “combined health warning” is relevant because it describes the main health warnings on tobacco product packaging as consisting of both an image and a corresponding text message.
Packaging unit: the smallest individual retail packaging of a tobacco product or related product.
The definition of “packaging unit” is relevant because the law requires health warnings on both packaging units and outside packaging and labeling.