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 43 under the direct responsibility of ISO/TC 126


ISO standards under development *

related to the TC and its SCs

of which 16 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 12 Bidis Working group *
ISO/TC 126/WG 14 Benzo[a]pyrene in cigarette mainstream smoke Working group *
ISO/TC 126/WG 17 Revision of ISO 10362-1 Working group *
ISO/TC 126/WG 18 Water pipe smoking Working group *

* The convener can be reached through the secretariat (See contact information below)

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
Acronym Title Liaison type
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
28-31 May 2018 Bordeaux (France) ISO/TC 126 *

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

ISO/TC 126 - Secretariat

DIN Germany
DIN Deutsches Institut für Normung e.V.
Am DIN-Platz
Burggrafenstrasse 6
D-10787 Berlin

Tel: +49 30 26 01-0
Fax: +49 30 26 01 12 31

Secretariat direct:
Mrs Claudia Laabs
Tel: +49 30 2601-2049
Fax: +49 30 2601-42049