Last updated: January 30, 2023
Tobacco product sponsorship: any type of contribution to any event, activity or individual, the purpose, result or likely result of which is the promotion of the sale of tobacco products or the consumption of tobacco directly or indirectly.
The definition of “tobacco product sponsorship” aligns with the definition of “tobacco sponsorship” provided by 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
Advertising of tobacco products: information, distributed in any form and by any means, intended for unspecified persons, in order to create and sustain interest in tobacco products, including information in which with no mention of specific tobacco products, their trademarks and their elements are used.
Promotion of tobacco and tobacco products: a set of measures and actions taken by manufacturers and/or sellers and intermediaries in order to increase demand, sales, market expansion of tobacco and tobacco products.
The law does not use the definition for “tobacco advertising and promotion” from the FCTC, instead providing separate definitions of “advertising of tobacco products” and “promotion of tobacco and tobacco products.” In combination, the definitions used are rather broad and encapsulate most, if not all, forms of tobacco advertising and promotion. For better clarity, the law should use the definition of “tobacco advertising and promotion” from the 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 entirely or partly made from the fermentation of tobacco (leaf) and/or makhorka, with or without added sauces and/or flavorings, intended for smoking (smoking tobacco products), sucking, chewing, snuffing (smokeless tobacco products) and/or other ways of consuming tobacco products.
The definition of “tobacco products” aligns with the definition provided by FCTC Art. 1.
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))