LANGUAGE
Last updated: September 24th 2021

Key Terms

Tobacco Product

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Definition

“Tobacco products” means products that can be consumed and consist, even partly, of tobacco, whether genetically modified or not.

Analysis

The law’s definition of “tobacco products” which aligns with the definition provided in the FCTC.

For better clarity, the definition could make clear that tobacco products are manufactured to be used for smoking, sucking, chewing or snuffing as provided in the definition 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

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Definition

“Outside packaging” means any packaging in which tobacco or related products are placed on the market and which includes a unit packet or an aggregation of unit packets. Transparent wrappers are not regarded as outer packaging.

Analysis

The law defines “outside packaging” and a definition of “placing on the market.” Taken together, the definitions align with the definition of “outside packaging and labeling” provided in FCTC Art. 11 because they encompass all packaging used for retail sale.

FCTC-Based Definition:

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

Health Warning

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Definition

“Health warning” means any warning concerning the adverse effects on human health of a product or other undesired consequences of its consumption, including text warnings, combined health warnings, general warnings and information messages, according to this law.

Analysis

The definition of “health warning” is relevant because it differentiates a health warning (text only) from a combined health warning (image and text combined) as required on tobacco packaging and labeling.

Combined Health Warning

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Definition

“Combined health warning” means a health warning consisting of a combination of a text warning and a corresponding photograph or illustration.

Analysis

The definition of “combined health warning” is relevant because it differentiates a health warning (text only) from a combined health warning (image and text combined) as required on tobacco packaging and labeling.