Last updated: June 27, 2023

Key Terms

Tobacco Product

Term Defined

“Tobacco products” means products composed of tobacco leaves as a raw material processed for use, either by smoking or by any other way.


The definition of "tobacco products" contained in the law aligns with the definition of “tobacco product” provided in FCTC Art. 1(f).

FCTC-Based Definition

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

Term Not Defined

The law does not contain a definition of "outside packaging and labeling." The lack of definition for this key term may hinder implementation and enforcement of provisions requiring health warnings on tobacco product packages.

To align with FCTC Art. 11 and the FCTC Art. 11 Guidelines, the law should clearly state that "outside packaging and labeling" includes all packaging used in the retail sale of a tobacco product.

FCTC-Based Definition

Any packaging and labeling used in the retail sale of the product. (FCTC Art. 11(4))