Last updated: March 6, 2020
Tobacco and/or tobacco products: Products entirely or partly made of tobacco leaves as raw material and which are manufactured to be used for smoking, sucking, chewing or snuffing.
The definition of “tobacco and/or tobacco products” aligns with FCTC Art. 1(f) and the FCTC Guidelines.
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
Package: Each cover, wrapper, packet or other packages which includes tobacco or a tobacco product or all other packing in which or with which tobacco and/or tobacco products are offered.
Carton: A box or package which includes two or more packets of tobacco and/or tobacco products.
The Tobacco Law defines the terms “package” and “carton” separately. Together, these definitions cover both unit and outside packaging and labeling. However, neither the Tobacco Law nor the Rules on Packaging and Labeling uses the word “carton” (outside of the definitions) or otherwise addresses requirements for outside packaging and labeling.
To align with FCTC Art. 11 and the FCTC Art. 11 Guidelines either the term “outside packaging and labeling” should be used as defined in FCTC Art. 11(4) or the provisions applying the warnings requirements should specify that the warning must be printed on all packaging and labeling used in the retail sale of the product and provide the detailed instructions necessary for doing so.
Any packaging and labeling used in the retail sale of the product. (FCTC Art. 11(4))