Last updated: January 25, 2022
“Ingredients” means all substances or components in the end tobacco product including tobacco, additives, paper, filter, capsule, ink and adhesives.
The definition of “ingredients” is significant because the law regulates the ingredients of cigarettes and requires the submission of certain ingredient information.
Includes tobacco, components (e.g. paper, filter), including materials used to manufacture those components, additives, processing aids, residual substances found in tobacco (following storage and processing), and substances that migrate from the packaging material into the product (contaminants are not part of the ingredients). (FCTC Art. 9 & 10 Partial Guidelines)
“Emissions” means the substances that are emitted when the tobacco product is consumed or used in the intended way.
The definition of “emissions” is significant because the law regulates emissions.
“Characteristic flavor” means the scent or flavor noticed before or during the use of tobacco products that can be distinguished from the tobacco’s own flavor originating from an additive such as but not limited to fruit, spices, herbs, alcohol, sugar, menthol or vanilla.
The definition of “characteristic flavor” is significant because the law regulates the use of characteristic flavors in tobacco products.
“Additive” means a substance other than tobacco added to any element of the tobacco product including the tobacco, the unit package and the group package.
The definition of “additive” is significant because the law requires manufacturers to submit information about additives used in tobacco products.
"Addictive" means the pharmacological potential of a substance to lead to addiction, which is the state of an individual losing their ability to control their behavior typically due to the substance supplying a reward or relieving the symptoms of deprivation.
The definition of "addictive" is significant because the law requires producers to disclose information about the toxicity or addictive property of certain additives.
"Toxicity" means the degree to which a substance causes harmful effects, including effects that occur over time, in the human organism caused by general repeated or constant consumption.
The definition of "toxicity" is significant because the law requires producers to disclose information about the toxicity or addictive property of certain additives.