26-239 C.M.R. ch. 10, § 2 - DEFINITIONS

Current through 2022-14, April 6, 2022

Unless otherwise stated, the following terms have the following meanings.

1. "Brand" means a cigarette or cigar brand name (e.g., Marlboro). A brand may have more than one brand style including but not limited to: lights, blunts, or a specified flavor.
2. "Brand Style" means a variety of cigarettes or cigars distinguished by the tobacco used, tar and nicotine content, flavoring used, unique formulation or size of a cigarette, or filtration on the cigarette or cigar.
3. "Candy" means the generic name of a confection made from sugar or sugar substitute (e.g., toffee) and the brand name of such a confection, this includes but is not limited to chocolate, cocoa, cacao, mocha, vanilla, honey, maple, cinnamon, licorice, and mint (e.g., spearmint and peppermint, but excluding menthol).
4. "Characterizing flavor" means a distinguishable taste or aroma that is imparted to tobacco or tobacco smoke either prior to or during consumption, other than a taste or aroma from tobacco, menthol, clove, coffee, nuts or peppers.
5. "Cigar" means: any roll of tobacco wrapped in leaf tobacco or in any substance containing tobacco, which is not a cigarette as that term is defined at subsection 6 below.
6. "Cigarette" has the same meaning as that term is defined in 22 M.R.S.A. §1580-H(4).
7. "Component part" includes but is not limited to the tobacco, filter and paper in a cigarette or cigar.
8. "Constituent" means any ingredient, substance, chemical or compound, other than tobacco, water or reconstituted tobacco sheet, that is added by the manufacturer to the tobacco, paper or filter of a cigarette or cigar during the processing, manufacture or packing of the cigarette or cigar. "Constituent" includes a smoke constituent.
9. "Flavored cigar" means a cigar or any component part thereof that contains a constituent that imparts a characterizing flavor.
10. "Flavored cigarette" means a cigarette or any component part thereof that contains a constituent that imparts a characterizing flavor.
11. "Fruit" means the generic name of a specific fruit (e.g., orange) or a type of fruit (e.g., berry)
12. "Person" means an individual, corporation, partnership or unincorporated association.
13. "Smoke constituent" means any chemical or chemical compound in mainstream or sidestream tobacco smoke that either transfers from any component of the cigarette or cigar to the smoke or that is formed by the combustion or heating of tobacco, additives or other component of the tobacco product.


26-239 C.M.R. ch. 10, § 2

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