LANGUAGE
Last updated: December 20th 2019

Key Terms

Tobacco Sponsorship

Term Not Defined
Analysis

The law does not contain a definition of "tobacco sponsorship." Having no definition for this key term makes interpretation of many provisions This can also hamper the application and implementation of the ban. A definition of "tobacco sponsorship" should be provided in accordance with FCTC Art. 1(g).

FCTC-Based Definition:

Any form of contribution to any event, activity, or individual with the aim, effect or likely effect of promoting a tobacco product or tobacco use directly or indirectly. (FCTC Art. 1(g))

Tobacco Advertising and Promotion

Term Defined
Definition

Encouraging commercials: all types of commercials and practices with the direct or indirect aim of encouraging people to use tobacco products.

Analysis

The definition of “encouraging commercials” contained in the law aligns with the definition of “tobacco advertising and promotion” provided in FCTC Art. 1(c). The definition could be improved by expanding it to include practices with the direct or indirect effect of promoting tobacco products or tobacco use.

FCTC-Based Definition:

Any form of commercial communication, recommendation, or action with the aim, effect or likely effect of promoting a tobacco product or tobacco use either directly or indirectly. (FCTC Art. 1(c))

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Tobacco Product

Term Defined
Definition

Tobacco products: cigarettes, snuff, marghozi including hookah [tobacco] and other tobacco products made wholly or partially from its leaves as a raw material for eating, smoking, chewing and smelling.

Analysis

The definition of "tobacco products" contained in the law aligns with the definition provided in FCTC Art. 1(f).

FCTC-Based Definition:

Any product entirely or partly made of the leaf tobacco as a raw material which is manufactured to be used for smoking, sucking, chewing, or snuffing. (FCTC Art. 1(f))

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