LANGUAGE
Last updated: September 18th 2019

Key Terms

Tobacco Sponsorship

Term Not Defined
Analysis

The law does not contain a definition of “tobacco sponsorship.” Nor does the law address tobacco sponsorship. The failure to define this key term and address tobacco sponsorship in the law impedes meeting the obligations and recommendations set forth in FCTC Art. 13 and the FCTC Art. 13 Guidelines.

To align with FCTC Art. 13 and the FCTC Art. 13 Guidelines, the law should define “tobacco sponsorship” in accordance with the definition 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 and promotion of tobacco shall be understood to refer to any kind of communication, recommendation or commercial action with the purpose, effect or possible effect of directly or indirectly promoting a tobacco product or the use of tobacco.

Analysis

The definition of “advertising and promotion of tobacco” contained in Resolution No. 012 of 2006 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 Not Defined
Analysis

The law does not contain a definition of “tobacco product.” The failure to define this key term may impede efforts to implement and enforce provisions on tobacco advertising and promotion.

The law should contain a definition of “tobacco product” in accordance 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))