WVC 16 - 9 C- 2
(a) "Cigarette" means any product that contains nicotine, is
intended to be burned or heated under ordinary conditions of use,
and consists of or contains: (1) Any roll of tobacco wrapped in
paper or in any substance not containing tobacco; or (2) tobacco,
in any form, that is functional in the product, 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; or (3) 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 as that term is described in this subsection. The term
"cigarette" includes "roll-your-own" which means 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. For purposes of this definition of
cigarette, 0.09 ounces of "roll-your-own" tobacco shall constitute
one individual cigarette.
(b) "Master settlement agreement" means the settlement
agreement (and related documents) entered into on the twenty-third
day of November, one thousand nine hundred ninety-eight, by the
state and leading United States tobacco product manufacturers.
(c) "National tobacco community trust" means the trust fund
agreed to by leading United States tobacco product manufacturers, to be established and funded by them for the sole benefit of state
(d) "Tobacco grower" means a person who has a direct financial
interest in planting, cultivating and harvesting tobacco for sale.
Tobacco grower includes a person who possesses a quota to market
tobacco as administered by the United States Department of
(e) "Trust" means the national tobacco community trust as
defined in subsection (c) of this section.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2016 Regular Session
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