LANGUAGE
Last updated: October 17th 2019

Key Terms

Tobacco Sponsorship

Term Defined
Definition
Any form of contribution of any kind whatsoever, paid or not, direct or indirect, to any event or activity, and having as its purpose, effect or likely effect the direct or indirect promotion of a tobacco product of the use of tobacco.
Analysis

The definition of "sponsorship" is narrower than the definition of "tobacco sponsorship" provided for in the FCTC Art. 1(g) because it does not apply to contributions relating to individuals. To fully align with FCTC Art. 1(g), a definition of tobacco sponsorship should be provided that includes any contributions to individuals.

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
Any form of communication recommendation of an action or commercial contribution having as its purpose, effect or likely effect the direct or indirect encouragement of the use of tobacco or a tobacco product.
Analysis

The definition of “advertising for tobacco and promotion of tobacco” contained in the law aligns with the definition of “tobacco advertising and promotion” contained 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
Any products manufactured entirely or partially form leaf tobacco as its primary material, and intended to be smoked, sniffed, sucked, or chewed.
Analysis

The definition of “tobacco products” contained in the law aligns with the definition of “tobacco product” contained 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))