Last updated: May 17, 2022
Tobacco sponsorship: any type of contribution to any event, activity or individual, the purpose, result or probable result of which is the promotion of the sale of tobacco products or the consumption of tobacco directly or indirectly.
The definition aligns with the definition of “tobacco sponsorship” 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
The law does not provide a specific definition for “tobacco advertising and promotion.” However, the law states that undefined concepts should use definitions from specified other sources of Russian law, including the FCTC, which provides a specific definition of “tobacco advertising and promotion.” The term “tobacco advertising and promotion” is not defined in any listed law. Because there is no conflict between listed laws, the definition from the FCTC can be used within this law. Therefore, the definition aligns with the definition of "tobacco advertising and promotion" 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 products: products, completely or partially prepared from the tobacco leaf as raw material, prepared in such a manner as to use for smoking, sucking, chewing or snorting.
The law does not provide a specific definition of the term “tobacco product.” However, the law states that undefined concepts should use definitions from other sources of Russian law, including the FCTC and the Technical Regulations for Tobacco Products (Federal Law No. 268-FZ of December 22, 2008). The term “tobacco products” is defined in the Technical Regulations. This definition is identical to 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))
Advertising object: a product, its means of individualization, manufacturer or seller of such product, results of intellectual activities or events (including sport events, concerts, competitions or festivals based on risk-based games or betting) which such advertising aims to attract attention to.
Improper advertising: advertising which does not comply with the requirements of the Russian Federation legislation.
Advertiser: a manufacturer or product seller or any other person which has defined an advertising object and (or) the advertising content.
Advertising producer: a person bringing information, fully or partially, into a form which is ready to be distributed.
Advertising distributor: a person distributing an advertisement in any manner, in any form, and by any means.
Consumers of Advertising
Consumers of advertising: persons whom an advertisement aims to attract attention to.
Sponsor: a person providing finances or facilitating the provision of finances to organize and (or) conduct a sport, cultural, or any other event, create and (or) perform tele- or radio broadcasting, create and (or) utilize any other results of creative activity.
Social advertising: information distributed in any manner, in any form and by any means, and addressed to indefinite set of people and aimed at achieving charitable and other objectives valuable to the community, as well as supporting state interests.
The law states that undefined concepts used in this law should use definitions from other sources of Russian law, including: (1) WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control; (2) Federal Law No. 268-FZ of December 22, 2008 “Technical Regulations for Tobacco Products”; (3) Federal Law No 323-FZ of November 21, 2011 “On the Basis of Protection of the Health of Citizens in the Russian Federation”; and (4) Federal Law No. 381-FZ of December 28, 2009 “On the Bases of State Regulation of Trade Activities in the Russian Federation.”