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FEDERAL LAW OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION

of December 22, 2008 No. 268-FZ

The technical regulation on tobacco products

Accepted by the State Duma on December 3, 2008

Approved by the Federation Council on December 17, 2008

Chapter 1. General provisions

Article 1. Scope of this Federal Law

1. Object of technical regulation of this Federal Law are the tobacco products sold in the territory of the Russian Federation.

2. This Federal Law establishes:

1) requirements to tobacco products;

2) rules of identification of tobacco products;

3) rules and forms of assessment of conformity of tobacco products to requirements of this Federal Law.

Article 2. Basic concepts

For the purpose of this Federal Law the following basic concepts are used:

1) tobacco - plant of the family Nicotiana of family of solanaceous types of Nicotiana Tabacum, Nicotiana Rustica cultivated for the purpose of receipt of raw materials for tobacco products manufacture;

2) raw materials for tobacco products manufacture - the tobacco which underwent postharvest and (or) other industrial processing;

3) tobacco products - the products fully or partially made of tobacco leaf as the raw material prepared so that to use for smoking, sucking, chewing or shuffing;

4) type of tobacco product - set of the smoking rooms and not smoking tobacco products similar on consumer properties and method of consumption. Cigarettes, cigars, cigarillos (cigarette), cigarette, tobacco for hookah, tonkorezany smoking tobacco, pipe tobacco, bidet, kretek, tobacco sosatelny (snyus), tobacco chewing, tobacco snuff, nasvay and other tobacco products concern to them;

5) smoking tobacco products - the tobacco products intended for smoking;

6) cigarette - type of the smoking tobacco product consisting of cut raw materials for the tobacco products manufacture which is wrapped up by cigarette paper;

7) filtered cigarette - type of the smoking tobacco product consisting of cut raw materials for the tobacco products manufacture which is wrapped up by cigarette paper (smoking part) and the filter;

8) non-filtered cigarette - type of the smoking tobacco product consisting of cut raw materials for the tobacco products manufacture which is wrapped up by cigarette paper (smoking part);

9) cigar - type of the smoking tobacco product made of cigar and other raw materials for tobacco products manufacture and having three layers: the whole, frayed or cut cigar and other raw materials stuffing for tobacco products manufacture, podvertka from cigar and (or) other raw materials for tobacco products manufacture and wrapper from cigar tobacco leaf. Cigar thickness throughout one third (or more) its lengths shall be at least 15 millimeters (mm);

10) cigarillo (cigarette) - type of the smoking tobacco product made of cigar and other raw materials for tobacco products manufacture and having many layers: cut or fragmentary cigar and other raw materials stuffing for tobacco products manufacture, podvertka from cigar and (or) other raw materials for tobacco products manufacture and wrapper from cigar tobacco leaf, the recovered tobacco or the special paper made on the basis of cellulose and tobacco. The cigarillo can not have podvertka. The cigarillo can have the filter. The maximum thickness of the cigarillo having three layers shall not exceed 15 mm;

11) cigarette - type of the smoking tobacco product consisting of cut raw materials for tobacco products manufacture and mouthpiece in the form of the parcel of mundshtuchny paper which is wrapped up by the tissue (cigarette) paper connected by beskleevy gear seam. The filtering material can be inserted into mouthpiece of cigarette;

12) tobacco for hookah - type of the smoking tobacco product intended for smoking with use of hookah and representing mix of cut or fragmentary raw materials for tobacco products manufacture with addition or without addition of not tobacco raw materials and other ingredients;

13) tonkorezany smoking tobacco - type of the smoking tobacco product intended for manual production of cigarettes or cigarettes and consisting from cut, the fragmentary, twisted or pressed tobacco with addition or without addition of not tobacco raw materials, sauces and fragrances in which at least 25 percent of net weight of product make fibers 1 mm wide or less;

14) pipe tobacco - type of the smoking tobacco product intended for smoking with use of pipe and consisting from cut, the fragmentary, twisted or pressed tobacco with addition or without addition of not tobacco raw materials, sauces and fragrances in which more than 75 percent of net weight of product make fibers more than 1 mm wide;

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