Last updated: January 22, 2021
The law does not contain a definition of "tobacco sponsorship," nor does the law address tobacco sponsorship. To align with FCTC Art. 13 and the FCTC Art. 13 Guidelines, the law should prohibit tobacco sponsorship and provide a definition of tobacco sponsorship in accordance with the definition contained in FCTC Art. 1.
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
The law does not contain a definition of "tobacco advertising and promotion." The law prohibits advertising and promoting tobacco products. In order to clarify the scope of this ban and aid in enforcement, the law should contain a definition of “tobacco advertising and promotion” in accordance with the definition provided in FCTC Art. 1.
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 products: products which consists, in whole or in part, of the tobacco leaf as raw material and manufactured to use for smoking, sucking, chewing or snuffing.
The definition of “tobacco products” contained in the law aligns with the definition of “tobacco product” provided in FCTC Art. 1(f).
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))