Last updated: September 21st 2022

Key Terms

Tobacco Sponsorship

Term Not Defined
Analysis

Having no definition for this key term hampers application and implementation of FCTC Art. 13 and the FCTC Art. 13 Guidelines.

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 Not Defined
Analysis

Having no definition for this key term makes interpretation of provisions in the law and regulations difficult. This can hamper application and implementation of FCTC Art. 13 and the FCTC Art. 13 Guidelines.

A definition of “tobacco advertising and promotion” should be provided in accordance with 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: tobacco produced from the raw tobacco plant. Tobacco products are the products made of tobacco leaves for use by smoking, suction, or inhalation.

Analysis

The definition of “tobacco products” aligns with the FCTC definition. However, this definition could be improved by clarifying that “tobacco products” include products “entirely or partly” made of tobacco leaves.

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))