Tobacco Industry

Tobacco Products

Federal law (section 5702(c) of Title 26 of the United States Code) defines tobacco products as cigars, cigarettes, smokeless tobacco, pipe tobacco and roll-your-own tobacco. Smokeless tobacco means any snuff or chewing tobacco.

Cigars

Cigar. Any roll of tobacco wrapped in leaf tobacco or in any substance containing tobacco (other than any roll of tobacco which is a cigarette within the meaning of paragraph (2) of the definition for cigarette).

Small cigars. Cigars weighing not more than three pounds per thousand.

Large cigars. Cigars weighing more than three pounds per thousand.

Cigarette

Cigarette. (1) Any roll of tobacco wrapped in paper or in any substance not containing tobacco, and (2) Any roll of tobacco wrapped in any substance containing tobacco which, because of its appearance, the type of tobacco used in the filler, or its packaging and labeling, is likely to be offered to, or purchased by, consumers as a cigarette described in paragraph (1) of this definition

Small Cigarettes.  Cigarettes weighing not more than three pounds per thousand.

Large Cigarettes.  Cigarettes weighing more than three pounds per thousand.

Smokeless Tobacco

Snuff. Any finely cut, ground, or powdered tobacco that is not intended to be smoked.

Chewing tobacco. Any leaf tobacco that is not intended to be smoked.

Pipe Tobacco

Pipe tobacco. Any tobacco which, because of its appearance, type, packaging, or labeling, is suitable for use and likely to be offered to, or purchased by, consumers as tobacco to be smoked in a pipe.

Roll-your-own Tobacco

Roll-your-own tobacco. Any tobacco which, because of its appearance, type, packaging, or labeling, is suitable for use and likely to be offered to, or purchased by, consumers as tobacco for making cigarettes.

 

Page last reviewed/updated: 09/04/2012

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