LANGUAGE
Last updated: September 18th 2019

Key Terms

Tobacco Sponsorship

Term Defined
Definition

Sponsorship: any public or private contribution made to a third party in relation to an event, a team or activity the purpose of which is to promote a brand of cigarettes.

Analysis

While 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 and applies only to contributions intending to “promote a brand of cigarettes,” a decree further clarifies the comprehensive scope of the meaning of “sponsorship” under the law. Taken together, the definition of “sponsorship” aligns 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 Defined
Definition

Promotion and advertising of tobacco: any form of communication, recommendation or commercial action having as its purpose, effect or apparent effect the direct or indirect encouragement of the use of tobacco or a derivative product of tobacco.

Analysis

The definition of “promotion and advertising of tobacco” in the law aligns with the definition of tobacco advertising and promotion provided for in FCTC Art. 1(c). A decree further clarifies the comprehensive scope of the meaning of “promotion and advertising of tobacco” under the law.

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: products composed entirely or partially of tobacco leaf as its component and manufactured to be smoked, sucked, chewed, or used in any other manner of consumption.

Analysis

The definition of “tobacco products” aligns with the definition provided for 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))

Derivative Products

Term Defined
Definition

Derivative products: this is understood to refer to products that contain nicotine but not tobacco leaf, such as the electronic cigarette.

Analysis

This definition is significant because the law and its decrees prohibit the advertising, promotion and sponsorship of tobacco and its derivative products.

Other Derivative Products

Term Defined
Definition

Other tobacco derivative products: all products containing tobacco, notably, cigars, cigarillos, pipe tobacco, tobacco rolling papers and rollers or tubes for prefabricated tobacco.

Analysis

This definition is significant because the law and its decrees prohibit the advertising, promotion, and sponsorship of tobacco and its derivative products.

Point of Sale of Tobacco

Term Defined
Definition

Point of sale of tobacco: any fixed location permanently enclosed by partitions or continuous walls extending from floor to ceiling, to which customers cannot have access except through an opening fitted with a door, and in which the operator of these premises engages in the retail sale of tobacco and its derivative products.

Analysis

This definition is significant because a decree regulating the point of sale prohibits the display of tobacco products at points of sale.