LANGUAGE
Last updated: September 26th 2019

Key Terms

Tobacco Sponsorship

Term Defined
Definition

Underwriting-sponsorship: Any kind of contribution to any event, activity or a natural person or corporate entity, having as its aim, effect, or likely effect to promote, directly or indirectly, the use of tobacco or of a tobacco product.

Analysis

The definition of “underwriting-sponsorship” 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))

Tobacco Advertising and Promotion

Term Defined
Definition

Promotion-advertising: Any form of communication, recommendation of action or commercial contribution having as its aim, effect or likely effect to encourage, directly or indirectly, the use of tobacco or of a tobacco product.

Analysis

The definition of “promotion-advertising” aligns with the definition of “tobacco advertising and promotion” 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 and tobacco product: Tobacco in cut leaves, whether processed or not, regardless of the form of its presentation, and intended to be smoked, sniffed, chewed or sucked, as well as the accessories intended to facilitate such use.

Analysis

The definition of “tobacco and tobacco product” aligns with the definition of tobacco product provided in FCTC Art. 1(f) and is more expansive than the FCTC definition in that it also encompasses accessories intended to facilitate the use of tobacco.

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))