LANGUAGE
Last updated: January 13th 2020

Key Terms

Tobacco Sponsorship

Term Defined
Definition

“Sponsorship of tobacco” means any kind of contribution to any event, or activity, or the act of supporting a person having the purpose, effect or likely effect of directly or indirectly promoting a tobacco product or the use of tobacco.

Analysis

The definition of "sponsorship of tobacco” contained in the law 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

“Advertising for tobacco, its products and the promotion of tobacco products” means any kind of communication, recommendation or commercial action having as its aim or likely effect the direct or indirect promotion of a tobacco product or the use of tobacco.

Analysis

The definition of “advertising for tobacco, its products and the promotion of tobacco products” contained in the law 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 products” mean products manufactured wholly or partly from tobacco leaf as their primary material, and intended to be smoked, sucked, chewed, sniffed or consumed in any manner whatsoever, such as water pipes, inhalers that may or may not contain nicotine, electronic cigarettes or any other device of its kind that one places in one’s mouth to inhale.

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))

Cross-border Advertising

Term Defined
Definition

“Cross-border advertising” means any kind of advertising going out from, or exported from the national territory, or entering or arriving in the national territory.

Analysis

The definition of “cross-border advertising” is significant because the term is used to describe what type of international advertising is prohibited.