12.6 Additives and flavourings in tobacco products

Last updated: October 2023
Suggested citation: Winnall, WR. 12.6 Additives and flavourings in tobacco products. In Greenhalgh EM, Scollo, MM and Winstanley, MH [editors]. Tobacco in Australia: Facts and issues. Melbourne: Cancer Council Victoria; 2024. Available from https://www.tobaccoinaustralia.org.au/chapter-12-tobacco-products/12-6-additives-and flavourings-in-tobacco-products   

Tobacco products additives include any substance that is added to the tobacco during the manufacture of a tobacco product, with the exception of water.1 Many different flavouring chemicals are added to tobacco products. Menthol as an additive is described in Section 12.7.

This section describes non-menthol additives and flavourings and the regulation of these in the topics below:


1.  Scientific Committee on Emerging and Newly Identified Health Risks (SCENIHR). Addictiveness and attractiveness of tobacco additives. Brussels, Belgium 2010. Available from: http://ec.europa.eu/health/scientific_committees/emerging/docs/scenihr_o_031.pdf.