Last updated: January 25, 2022
Tobacco products (from Law No. 4207): 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.
Tobacco product (from the 2019 Regulation): all products produced completely or partially with tobacco as the raw material, consumed by inhaling smoke, sniffing into the nose, sucking or chewing.
The two definitions incorporate the key elements provided in FCTC Art. 1(f). However, the law could be improved by adding “or by any other means of consumption” to the list of consumption methods.
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
Outer packaging: the group packaging holding the unit package of the tobacco products supplied to the market, outside of its transparent packaging or more than one unit package of the same product.
Group packaging: apart from the transparent packaging, packaging made of any material in which more than one tobacco product of the same brand and type is place for retail selling.
The definitions of "outer packaging" and "group packaging" align with the definition of "outside packaging and labeling" provided in FCTC Art. 11 in that they encompass group packaging used in retail sale (e.g., cartons).
Any packaging and labeling used in the retail sale of the product. (FCTC Art. 11(4))
Combined warning: the health warning that consists of information on how to quit, warning text and relevant photographs, graphics and pictures.
The definition of "combined warning" is significant because it describes the different components of combined health warnings that are required on smoked tobacco product packaging.
Unit package: the smallest packaging, other than the additional transparent packaging, made of any material used in supplying tobacco products to the market.
The definition of "unit package" is significant because the law prescribes a number of requirements for unit packaging.