Last updated: January 25, 2022
Heated Tobacco Product
For the purpose of this review, we will be using the term “HTP” when referring to a “heated tobacco product.”
“Tobacco products” means products that are entirely or partly made of the tobacco leaf as raw material manufactured to be used for smoking, sucking, chewing or inhaling through the nose. Any kind of hookah and cigarette that does not contain tobacco but imitates a tobacco product is considered a tobacco product.
The definition of “tobacco products” is significant because it includes tobacco inserts and devices. The definition of “tobacco products” includes “any products that are entirely or partly made of the tobacco leaf as raw material manufactured to be used for inhaling, smoking [or] sucking…” Because the definition includes “inhaling”, “smoking” and “sucking,” tobacco inserts fall within the definition of “tobacco product” because emissions from HTPs are tobacco smoke. Further, HTP emissions are inhaled by users and drawn from the product through the process of sucking. Devices are interpreted by regulators to also fall under this definition as a product that “does not contain tobacco, but imitates a tobacco product.”