LANGUAGE
Last updated: September 14th 2021

Key Terms

Tobacco Sponsorship

Term Defined
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Definition

Tobacco sponsorship: contribution that directly or indirectly promotes a tobacco product or its use, in any action or activity or to any person.

Analysis

The definition 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

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Definition

Tobacco advertising and promotion: any form of communication, recommendation or commercial action that directly or indirectly promotes a tobacco product or its use.

Analysis

The definition of “tobacco advertising and promotion” 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

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Definition

Tobacco Product: product prepared totally or partially by using tobacco leaves as raw material and which is designed to be smoked, sucked, chewed or used as snuff.

Analysis

The definition 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))

Cross-border Tobacco Advertising, Promotion and Sponsorship

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Definition

Cross-border tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship: any form of communication, recommendation or commercial action, such as contributing to any act or activity or person, which originates outside the Panamanian Republic and can be captured by technological means on the national territory, to directly or indirectly promote a tobacco product or its use.

Analysis

The significance of this definition is that cross-border advertising, promotion and sponsorship is explicitly included in the ban on tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship.

Tobacco Industry

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Definition

Tobacco industry: comprises the manufacturers, distributors, wholesalers and importers of tobacco products.

Analysis

The definition aligns with the definition of the "tobacco industry" provided in FCTC Art. 1(e).