U.S. Code of Federal Regulations

Regulations most recently checked for updates: Jul 23, 2024

§ 29.2601 - Elements of quality and degrees of each element.

Tobacco attributes or characteristics which constitute quality are designated as elements of quality. The range within each element is expressed by words or terms designated as degrees. These degrees are arranged to show their relative value and are used in determining the quality of tobacco. The actual value of each degree varies with group.

Elements Degrees
BodyThinMediumHeavy.
MaturityImmatureMatureRipe.
Leaf structureCloseFirmOpen.
OilLeanOilyRich.
ElasticityInelasticSemielasticElastic.
StrengthWeakNormalStrong.
FinishDullClearBright.
Color intensityPaleModerateDeep.
WidthNarrowNormalSpready.
Uniformity......Expressed in percentages.
Injury tolerance...Expressed in percentages.