Last updated: November 6, 2023
“Tobacco product” means a product prepared in whole or in part from the tobacco leaf and (or) the other parts of the tobacco plant as raw material, prepared so that it is used for smoking, including with the use of devices for the consumption of tobacco and nicotine, as well as sucking chewing, snuffing or other modes of consumption (excluding medicines registered in accordance with the law).
Tobacco products include:
-products which contain tobacco leaves and (or) the other part of the tobacco plant as raw material. Such products may be smoking products (cardboard mouthpiece cigarettes, cigars, cigarettes, cigarillos, products with heated tobacco, tobacco for a hookah, fine cut smoking tobacco, pipe tobacco) and non-smoking products (naswar, tobacco snus, snuffing tobacco, chewing tobacco);
-products which contain nicotine or its derivatives, including nicotine salts, solutions, nicotine liquids or gels with nicotine content, but which do not contain tobacco leaves and (or) the other parts of the tobacco plant. Such products may be smoking products (nicotine liquids for electronic systems of nicotine delivery, electronic cigarettes with nicotine liquid, a nicotine-containing blend for the hookah) and non-smoking products (nicotine-containing snus); and
-products which do not contain tobacco and nicotine, but are intended for consumption with devices for the consumption of tobacco and nicotine (non-nicotine containing liquids for electronic nicotine delivery systems, electronic cigarettes with non-nicotine containing liquid, nicotine-free blends for the hookah).
The definition of "tobacco product" contained in the law aligns with the definition of “tobacco product” provided in FCTC Art. 1(f) and is more inclusive than the FCTC definition in that it also covers other types of products, such as e-cigarettes and non-tobacco containing products.
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))
“Sponsorship advertising” means advertising distributed subject to mandatory mentions in it of a certain person as a sponsor.
The Law on Advertising pertains to advertising of all types of products and therefore contains a general definition of “sponsorship advertising". This definition does not align with the definition of “tobacco sponsorship” in the FCTC because the FCTC definition does not require mention of the name of the sponsor in order for the action to be considered tobacco sponsorship.
A definition of “tobacco sponsorship” should be provided in accordance with the definition 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
“Advertising” means special information distributed using any advertising means, the content of which is addressed to advertising users located in the territory of the Republic of Uzbekistan, and intended to attract attention to the object of advertising, generate or maintain interest in it, as well as its promotion on the market for the purpose of direct or indirect receipt of profit (income).
The Law on Advertising pertains to advertising of all types of products and therefore contains a general definition of “advertising". This definition does not align with the definition of “tobacco advertising and promotion” because it includes only actions with an “intended” effect of promoting a product and does not include actions with the “likely effect” of promoting tobacco products.
A definition of “tobacco advertising and promotion” should be provided in accordance with the definition 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))
"Sponsor” means a legal or natural person making a contribution in the form of providing property, money, results of intellectual activity, providing services, performing work for the organization and (or) holding of a sports, cultural or other event, creating and (or) broadcasting a television or radio program, or creation and (or) use of other creative results.
The definition of “sponsor” is important because the definition of “sponsorship advertising” requires the mention of the name of the “sponsor”.