Last updated: June 4, 2021
“Tobacco product” means any product manufactured wholly or partly from tobacco which is intended to be smoked, sniffed, sucked or chewed.
The definition of "tobacco product" in the law aligns with the definition of "tobacco product" provided 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
Having no definition for this key term makes interpretation of many provisions difficult. This can hamper application and implementation of FCTC Art. 11 and the FCTC Art. 11 Guidelines. A definition of “outside packaging and labeling” should be provided in accordance with FCTC Art. 11(4).
Any packaging and labeling used in the retail sale of the product. (FCTC Art. 11(4))
“Health warnings” includes pictures or pictograms and messages.
The definition of “health warnings” is significant because it clarifies that health warnings are composed of both images and text.