Last updated: June 1, 2020
Tobacco sponsorship: understood to be any form of contribution to any action, activity or individual with the goal, effect or possible effect of directly or indirectly promoting a tobacco product or the use of tobacco-derived products.
This definition is comprehensive and aligns with the definition provided in FCTC Art. 1(g).
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
Tobacco advertising and promotion: any form of communication, recommendation or commercial action for the purpose, effect or possible effect of directly or indirectly promoting tobacco-derived products.
The definition of “tobacco advertising and promotion” aligns with the definition provided in FCTC Art. 1(c).
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-derived products: includes products derived from tobacco prepared in whole or in part by using tobacco leaves as raw material and designed to be smoked, sucked, chewed, inhaled or consumed by any other method of administration, including electronic cigarettes.
The definition of “tobacco-derived products” aligns with and is broader than the FCTC definition in that it adds the phrase “or consumed by any other method of administration” to the FCTC definition. In addition, the definition specifically includes electronic cigarettes, which are not explicitly covered in the FCTC Art. 1(f) 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))
Brand Name Element
Brand name element: constitutes the manufacturing brand name, the registered brand name, the brand name logo or symbol, the manufacturer’s name and place of manufacture.
The definition of “brand name element” appears to be comparable to the term “elements of business identification,” as used in Art. 23 of the law.
Minors: human beings, both male and female, under twenty-one (21) years of age.
The definition of “minors” is relevant to the discussion of sponsorship, among others.
Minimum salary: the monthly salary periodically calculated and issued by the Office of the Secretary of State at the Departments of Labor and Social Welfare based on the minimum wage table at its top prevailing scale.
The definition of “minimum salary” is relevant to penalties imposed for violations of the law.