Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario

Tobacco Definition and Types of Tobacco

  • In this guideline, “tobacco” refers to all smoking and smokeless forms of commercial tobacco products.
  • This includes but is not limited to:  cigarettes, cigars, cigarillos, chewing tobacco, dissolvables, hookah/water pipe/shisha, snuff, rollyour-own cigarettes, and pipes, as well as other products that may contain nicotine, such as electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes). For more information please click here.
  • Therapeutic uses of tobacco and nicotine, such as traditional ceremonial use and nicotine replacement therapy are not covered in this guideline.
Addiction and Mental Health
Integrating Tobacco Interventions into Daily Practice
Background Information