Last updated: May 30, 2023
A definition of “tobacco sponsorship” should be provided in the law in accordance with FCTC Art. 1(g) to ensure that the ban on tobacco sponsorship is comprehensive.
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
Commercial promotion: activities of promoting and seeking opportunities for the purchase or sale of goods and provision of services, including sale promotion, commercial advertisement, display and exhibition of goods and services, and trade fairs and exhibitions.
Having no definition for “tobacco advertising and promotion” in the primary tobacco control laws and decrees makes interpretation and implementation of the comprehensive ban on tobacco advertising and promotion difficult. However, there is a definition of “commercial promotion” in the Commercial Law, which assists in the implementation of the ban on promotion of cigarettes contained in the Commercial Law.
A definition of “tobacco advertising and promotion” should also be provided in accordance with 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 means a product made from the whole or part of the tobacco material processed in the form of cigarette, cigar, loose tobacco fiber, water pipe tobacco and other types.
Tobacco materials are tobacco leaves in the loose form or in a pressed form, or in the fiber form and other replacement materials used for manufacturing of tobacco products.
Tobacco use means behaviors of smoking, chewing, snuffing, sniffing, sucking of tobacco products.
These related definitions, taken together, align with the definition of “tobacco product” as defined 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))