Standardization of terminology and test methods for unmanufactured tobacco, all types of tobacco products, materials used for manufacturing tobacco products and tobacco smoke including environmental tobacco smoke aspects; specifications and questions of handling, storage, packaging and transport are included as appropriate.

Tobacco product means any product made or derived from tobacco that is intended for human use and products that are used in a manner similar to smoking or smokeless products.

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published ISO standards *

related to the TC and its SCs

of which 65 under the direct responsibility of ISO/TC 126


ISO standards under development *

related to the TC and its SCs

of which 11 under the direct responsibility of ISO/TC 126


Participating members


Observing members

* number includes updates

Reference Title Type
ISO/TC 126/SC 1 Physical and dimensional tests Sub committee
ISO/TC 126/SC 2 Leaf tobacco Sub committee
ISO/TC 126/SC 3 Vape and vapour products Sub committee
ISO/TC 126/WG 10 Intense smoking regime Working group
ISO/TC 126/WG 14 Benzo[a]pyrene in cigarette mainstream smoke Working group
ISO/TC 126/WG 19 Revision of ISO 15592-3 Working group
ISO/TC 126/WG 20 Revision of ISO 16055 Working group
ISO/TC 126/WG 21 Revision of ISO 10315 Working group
ISO/TC 126/WG 22 Tobacco heating systems Working group


Joint working groups under the responsibility of another committee

Reference Title
ISO/TC 92/SC 1/WG 15 Joint ISO/TC 92/SC 1 - ISO/TC 126 WG: Ignition propensity of cigarettes


Organizations in liaison (Category A and B)

Acronym Title Category
CORESTA Cooperation Centre for Scientific Research Relative to Tobacco A
ERPA European Rolling Paper Association A
ESTA European Smoking Tobacco Association A
FCA Framework Convention Alliance A
WHO World Health Organization A
EC - European Commission European Commission B
UNECE United Nations Economic Commission for Europe B
WCO World Customs Organization B

Date Month Location TC/SC Note
17 November 2020 Virtual ISO/TC 126  
16 December 2020 Virtual ISO/TC 126/SC 3  

* Information definite but meeting not yet formally convened
** Provisional

ISO/TC 126 - Secretariat

DIN [Germany]

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