Vapouround magazine Special Issue 01 - Page 18

NEWS Definitions within the TPD The TPD contains a list of many definitions related to the manufacture, sale and supply of cigarettes, tobacco and tobacco-related products. Here are some of those definitions which are relevant to vapers. Tobacco products - Products that can be consumed and consist, even partly, of tobacco, whether genetically modified or not. Smokeless tobacco product - A tobacco product not involving a combustion process, including chewing tobacco, nasal tobacco and tobacco for oral use. Electronic cigarette - A product that can be used for consumption of nicotine-containing vapour via a mouth piece, or any component of that product, including a cartridge, a tank and the device without cartridge or tank. Electronic cigarettes can be disposable or refillable by means of a refill container and a tank, or rechargeable with single use cartridges. Refill container - A receptacle that contains a nicotinecontaining liquid, which can be used to refill an electronic cigarette. Nicotine - nicotinic alkaloids. Emissions - Substances that are released when a tobacco or related product is consumed as intended, such as substances found in smoke, or substances released during the process of using smokeless tobacco products. Additive - A substance, other than tobacco, that is added to a tobacco product, a unit packet or to any outside packaging. Flavouring - An additive that imparts smell and/or taste. Characterising flavour - A clearly noticeable smell or taste other than one of tobacco, resulting from an additive or a combination of additives, including, but not limited to, fruit, spice, herbs, alcohol, candy, menthol or vanilla, which is noticeable before or during the consumption of the tobacco product. 16 VAPOUROUND MAGAZINE USA Addictiveness - The pharmacological potential of a substance to cause addiction, a state which affects an individual's ability to control his or her behaviour, typically by instilling a reward or a relief from withdrawal symptoms, or both. Toxicity - The degree to which a substance can cause harmful effects in the human organism, including effects occurring over time, usually through repeated or continuous consumption or exposure. Outside packaging - 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 outside packaging. Unit packet - The smallest individual packaging of a tobacco or related product that is placed on the market. Health warning - A 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, as provided for in this Directive. Cross-border distance sales - Distance sales to consumers where, at the time the consumer orders the product from a retail outlet, the consumer is located in a Member State other than the Member State or the third country where that retail outlet is established. Consumer - A neutral person who is acting for purposes which are outside his or her trade, business, craft or profession. Retail outlet - Any outlet where tobacco products are placed on the market including by a neutral person.