Last updated: January 30, 2023

Key Terms


Term Defined

“Ingredient” means a substance (except for tobacco leaf and other parts of tobacco), used in the manufacture of tobacco products, and present in a finished tobacco product, including in a modified form.


The definition of “ingredient” is significant because manufacturers or importers of tobacco products sold in Turkmenistan must submit to the authorized agency (Turkmenstandartlary) an annual report on the ingredients contained in tobacco products.

FCTC-Based Definition

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)