Last updated: May 26, 2022
The law does not contain a definition of "tobacco sponsorship." This can hamper the application and implementation of the ban. A definition of "tobacco sponsorship" should be provided in accordance with 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
“Publicity, promotion, and advertising” means the presentation of tobacco and its different derivatives,and encouraging its trading and the increase in the number of its users, through printed
The definition of “publicity, promotion and advertising” in the law aligns with the definition of “tobacco advertising and promotion” provided in FCTC Art. 1(c).
To further align, the definition should include actions with the aim, effect, or likely effect that tobacco will be promoted.
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” means plants of all kinds, species, and parts of roots, stalks, leaves, fruits and fresh or dried seeds.
“Tobacco derivatives” means whole, chopped or minced tobacco leaves, combined with other materials, and formed in any form; or any other compound that includes tobacco as a component.
The definitions of “tobacco” and “tobacco derivatives” contained in the law align with the definition of “tobacco product” provided in FCTC Art. 1(f) in that they encompass all products made entirely or partly of tobacco.
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))
“Cigarette” means a roll of sliced tobacco leaves containing pieces of tobacco of any kind or type, either without filter or with a plain filter or a filter that has side ventilation channels, intended for smoking.
This definition is significant because “cigarettes” along with “tobacco” and “tobacco derivatives” are prohibited from being advertised, promoted, or sponsored.