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.

Quick links


Published ISO standards *

of which 67 under the direct responsibility of ISO/TC 126


ISO standards under development *

of which 12 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 Subcommittee
ISO/TC 126/SC 2 Leaf tobacco Subcommittee
ISO/TC 126/SC 3 Vape and vapour products Subcommittee
ISO/TC 126/AHG 1   Revision of ISO 21160 Working group
ISO/TC 126/WG 19   Revision of ISO 15592 Working group
ISO/TC 126/WG 22   Tobacco heating systems Working group
ISO/TC 126/WG 24   Nicotine pouches Working group
ISO/TC 126/WG 25   Biodegradability 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


Liaison Committees from ISO/TC 126

ISO/TC 126 can access the documents of the committees below:

Reference Title ISO/IEC
IEC/TC 61 Safety of household and similar electrical appliances IEC
ISO/TC 92/SC 1 Fire initiation and growth ISO


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

ISO/TC 126 - Secretariat

DIN [Germany]

DIN Deutsches Institut für Normung e.V.
Am DIN-Platz, Burggrafenstraße 6
D-10787 Berlin

Tel: +49 30 2601-0
Fax: +49 30 26 01 12 31