LANGUAGE
Last updated: September 17th 2019

Key Terms

Tobacco Sponsorship

Term Defined
Definition

“Program sponsorship by tobacco industry” refers to any form of contribution to any event, activity or individual with the aim to have effect on or to potentially have effect on the advertisement of a tobacco product or the use of tobacco products either directly or indirectly.

Analysis

The definition of "program sponsorship by tobacco industry" contained in the Law on Tobacco Control aligns with the definition of "tobacco sponsorship" provided in 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))

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Tobacco Advertising and Promotion

Term Not Defined
Analysis

The law does not contain a definition of "tobacco advertising and promotion." The failure to define this key term may hinder efforts to implement and enforce the ban on tobacco advertising and promotion.

To align with FCTC Art. 13 and the FCTC Art. 13 Guidelines, the law should contain a definition of "tobacco advertising and promotion" in accordance with the definition provided in FCTC Art. 1(c).

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))

Tobacco Product

Term Defined
Definition

“Tobacco products” refers to all types of products made of tobacco leaf, strands of tobacco or any substance of tobacco produced by tobacco industrialists or by any other means to be used for direct smoking or other forms including sucking, chewing, dipping or snuffing.

Analysis

The definition of "tobacco products" contained in the Law on Tobacco Control aligns with the definition of "tobacco product" 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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