Last updated: March 6, 2023
Sponsorship: any public or private contribution made to a third party in relation to an event, a team or activity the purpose of which is to promote a brand of cigarettes.
While the definition of ‘sponsorship’ is narrower than the definition of ‘tobacco sponsorship’ provided for in the FCTC Art. 1(g) because it does not apply to contributions relating to individuals and applies only to contributions intending to “promote a brand of cigarettes,” a decree further clarifies the comprehensive scope of the meaning of “sponsorship” under the law. Taken together, the definition of “sponsorship” aligns 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
Promotion and advertising of tobacco: any form of communication, recommendation or commercial action having as its purpose, effect or apparent effect the direct or indirect encouragement of the use of tobacco or a derivative product of tobacco.
The definition of “promotion and advertising of tobacco” in the law aligns with the definition of tobacco advertising and promotion provided for in FCTC Art. 1(c). A decree further clarifies the comprehensive scope of the meaning of “promotion and advertising of tobacco” under the law.
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 composed entirely or partially of tobacco leaf as its component and manufactured to be smoked, sucked, chewed, or used in any other manner of consumption.
The definition of “tobacco products” aligns with the definition provided for 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))
Derivative products: this is understood to refer to products that contain nicotine but not tobacco leaf, such as the electronic cigarette.
This definition is significant because the law and its decrees prohibit the advertising, promotion and sponsorship of tobacco and its derivative products.
Other Derivative Products
Other tobacco derivative products: all products containing tobacco, notably, cigars, cigarillos, pipe tobacco, tobacco rolling papers and rollers or tubes for prefabricated tobacco.
This definition is significant because the law and its decrees prohibit the advertising, promotion, and sponsorship of tobacco and its derivative products.
Point of Sale of Tobacco
Point of sale of tobacco: any fixed location permanently enclosed by partitions or continuous walls extending from floor to ceiling, to which customers cannot have access except through an opening fitted with a door, and in which the operator of these premises engages in the retail sale of tobacco and its derivative products.
This definition is significant because a decree regulating the point of sale prohibits the display of tobacco products at points of sale.