LANGUAGE
Last updated: January 13th 2020

Regulated Forms of Advertising, Promotion and Sponsorship

Domestic TV and radio (including all broadcast media such as satellite and cable)

Banned
The listed form of tobacco advertising, promotion & sponsorship is completely banned.
Analysis:

The law bans all forms of advertising and promotion of tobacco products. Therefore, tobacco advertising and promotion via any domestic broadcast medium, including TV, radio, satellite, and cable, is prohibited.

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 13 and the FCTC Art. 13 Guidelines with respect to tobacco advertising and promotion on domestic TV and radio.

Domestic newspapers and magazines

Banned
The listed form of tobacco advertising, promotion & sponsorship is completely banned.
Analysis:

The law bans all forms of advertising and promotion of tobacco products. Therefore, tobacco advertising and promotion in domestic newspapers and magazines are banned.

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 13 and the FCTC Art. 13 Guidelines with respect to tobacco advertising and promotion in domestic newspapers and magazines.

Other domestic print media, such as pamphlets, leaflet, flyers, posters, signs (not including print advertising at the point of sale)

Banned
The listed form of tobacco advertising, promotion & sponsorship is completely banned.
Analysis:

The law bans all forms of advertising and promotion of tobacco products. Therefore, tobacco advertising and promotion in other domestic print media are banned.

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 13 and the FCTC Art. 13 Guidelines with respect to tobacco advertising and promotion in other domestic print media.

International TV and radio (including all broadcast media such as satellite and cable)

Banned
The listed form of tobacco advertising, promotion & sponsorship is completely banned.
Analysis:

The law bans all forms of advertising and promotion of tobacco products, including cross-border advertising and promotion. The law defines “cross-border advertising” as any kind of advertising going out from, or exported from the national territory, or entering or arriving in the national territory. Therefore, tobacco advertising and promotion on international TV and radio are banned.

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 13 and the FCTC Art. 13 Guidelines with respect to tobacco advertising and promotion on international (cross-border) TV and radio.

International newspapers and magazines

Banned
The listed form of tobacco advertising, promotion & sponsorship is completely banned.
Analysis:

The law bans all forms of advertising and promotion of tobacco products, including cross-border advertising and promotion. The law defines “cross-border advertising” as any kind of advertising going out from, or exported from the national territory, or entering or arriving in the national territory. Therefore, tobacco advertising and promotion in international newspapers and magazines are banned.

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 13 and the FCTC Art. 13 Guidelines with respect to tobacco advertising and promotion in international (cross-border) newspapers and magazines.

Internet communications

Banned
The listed form of tobacco advertising, promotion & sponsorship is completely banned.

Internet communications (not sales)

Analysis:

The law bans all forms of advertising and promotion of tobacco products. Therefore, tobacco advertising and promotion in internet communications are banned.

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 13 and the FCTC Art. 13 Guidelines with respect to tobacco advertising and promotion through internet communications.

Internet tobacco product sales

Banned
The listed form of tobacco advertising, promotion & sponsorship is completely banned.
Analysis:

The law prohibits the sale of tobacco products through the internet.

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 13 and the FCTC Art. 13 Guidelines with respect to internet sales of tobacco products.

Outdoor advertising (e.g., billboards, posters)

Banned
The listed form of tobacco advertising, promotion & sponsorship is completely banned.
Analysis:

The law bans all forms of advertising and promotion of tobacco products. Therefore, tobacco advertising and promotion in outdoor advertising are banned.

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 13 and the FCTC Art. 13 Guidelines with respect to outdoor tobacco advertising.

Point of sale advertising/promotion

Banned
The listed form of tobacco advertising, promotion & sponsorship is completely banned.

Point of sale advertising/promotion (other than product displays)

Analysis:

The law bans all forms of advertising and promotion of tobacco products. Therefore, tobacco advertising and promotion at the point of sale are banned.

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 13 and the FCTC Art. 13 Guidelines with respect to point of sale tobacco advertising and promotion.

Point of sale product display

Banned
The listed form of tobacco advertising, promotion & sponsorship is completely banned.
Analysis:

The law bans all forms of advertising and promotion of tobacco products. Therefore, tobacco advertising and promotion at the point of sale are banned.

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 13 and the FCTC Art. 13 Guidelines with respect to point of sale product display.

Vending machines

Banned
The listed form of tobacco advertising, promotion & sponsorship is completely banned.
Analysis:

The law prohibits the sale of tobacco products through the vending.

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 13, the FCTC Art. 13 Guidelines, and meets FCTC Art. 16 with respect to tobacco sales through vending machines.

Conventional mail

Banned
The listed form of tobacco advertising, promotion & sponsorship is completely banned.
Analysis:

The law bans all forms of advertising and promotion of tobacco products. Therefore, tobacco advertising and promotion through conventional mail are banned.

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 13 and the FCTC Art. 13 Guidelines with respect to tobacco advertising and promotion through conventional mail.

Telephone and cellular phone

Banned
The listed form of tobacco advertising, promotion & sponsorship is completely banned.
Analysis:

The law bans all forms of advertising and promotion of tobacco products. Therefore, tobacco advertising and promotion through telephone and cellular phone are banned.

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 13 and the FCTC Art. 13 Guidelines with respect to tobacco advertising and promotion through telephone and cellular phone.

Brand marking on physical structures

Banned
The listed form of tobacco advertising, promotion & sponsorship is completely banned.

Distinctive words, designs, images, logos, sounds, or colors to promote tobacco products in entertainment venues, retail outlets, on vehicles and equipment, or other physical structures (brand marking on physical structures, other than on tobacco product packaging and labeling and print material)

Analysis:

The law bans all forms of advertising and promotion of tobacco products, including direct and indirect publicity for tobacco products. The law specifically prohibits items bearing the brand or emblem of tobacco products. Therefore, tobacco advertising and promotion through brand marking are banned.

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 13 and the FCTC Art. 13 Guidelines with respect to brand marking on physical structures.

Free distribution of tobacco products

Banned
The listed form of tobacco advertising, promotion & sponsorship is completely banned.
Analysis:

The law prohibits the free distribution of tobacco products.

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 13 and the FCTC Art. 13 Guidelines and meets FCTC Art. 16 with respect to the free distribution of tobacco products.

Promotions with a tobacco product purchase

Banned
The listed form of tobacco advertising, promotion & sponsorship is completely banned.

Promotional discounts, gifts, prizes, rewards to consumers in conjunction with a tobacco product purchase (e.g., buy one pack, get one free or, key chains, t-shirts, coupons, points)

Analysis:

The law bans all forms of advertising and promotion of tobacco products, including distributing tobacco products for promotional purposes. The law defines “advertising for tobacco, its products and the promotion of tobacco products” as a recommendation or commercial action having the likely effect of direct or indirect promotion of a tobacco product. Therefore, the law is interpreted as banning promotions with a tobacco product purchase.

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 13 and the FCTC Art. 13 Guidelines with respect to promotions with a tobacco product purchase.

Competitions associated with tobacco products

Banned
The listed form of tobacco advertising, promotion & sponsorship is completely banned.

Competitions associated with tobacco products or brand names, whether requiring the purchase of a tobacco product or not

Analysis:

The law bans all forms of advertising and promotion of tobacco products, including distributing tobacco products for promotional purposes. The law defines “advertising for tobacco, its products and the promotion of tobacco products” as a recommendation or commercial action having the likely effect of direct or indirect promotion of a tobacco product. Therefore, competitions associated with tobacco products are banned.

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 13 and the FCTC Art. 13 Guidelines with respect to competitions associated with tobacco products.

Direct person to person targeting of individuals

Banned
The listed form of tobacco advertising, promotion & sponsorship is completely banned.
Analysis:

The law bans all forms of advertising and promotion of tobacco products. Therefore, tobacco advertising and promotion through direct person to person targeting of individuals are banned.

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 13 and the FCTC Art. 13 Guidelines with respect to tobacco advertising and promotion through direct person-to-person targeting.

Brand stretching/trademark diversification

Banned
The listed form of tobacco advertising, promotion & sponsorship is completely banned.

Non-tobacco products or services using tobacco brand names or carrying a brand logo or other brand indicia (brand stretching)

Analysis:

The law bans all forms of advertising and promotion of tobacco products, including direct and indirect publicity for tobacco products. The law specifically prohibits items bearing the brand or emblem of tobacco products. Therefore, tobacco advertising and promotion through brand stretching are banned.

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 13 and the FCTC Art. 13 Guidelines with respect to brand stretching.

Reverse brand stretching or brand sharing

Banned
The listed form of tobacco advertising, promotion & sponsorship is completely banned.

Tobacco products or services using non-tobacco brand names (reverse brand stretching or brand sharing)

Analysis:

The law bans all forms of advertising and promotion of tobacco products, including direct and indirect publicity for tobacco products. Therefore, tobacco advertising and promotion through reverse brand stretching are banned.

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 13 and the FCTC Art. 13 Guidelines with respect to reverse brand stretching.

Toys that resemble tobacco products

Banned
The listed form of tobacco advertising, promotion & sponsorship is completely banned.
Analysis:

The law prohibits the manufacture and distribution of candies and toys that resemble tobacco products.

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 13 and the FCTC Art. 13 Guidelines with respect to toys that resemble tobacco products.

Candy that resembles tobacco products

Banned
The listed form of tobacco advertising, promotion & sponsorship is completely banned.
Analysis:

The law prohibits the manufacture and distribution of candies and toys that resemble tobacco products.

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 13 and the FCTC Art. 13 Guidelines with respect to candy that resembles tobacco products.

Retailer incentive programs

Banned
The listed form of tobacco advertising, promotion & sponsorship is completely banned.

Retailer incentive programs (e.g., rewards to retailers for achieving certain sales volume, enhanced displays, etc.) or other payments to encourage them to sell tobacco products

Analysis:

The law bans all forms of advertising and promotion of tobacco products, including distributing tobacco products for promotional purposes. The law defines “advertising for tobacco, its products and the promotion of tobacco products” as recommendation or commercial action having the likely effect of direct or indirect promotion of a tobacco product. Therefore, retailer incentive programs are banned.

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 13 and the FCTC Art. 13 Guidelines with respect to retailer incentive programs.

Paid placement of tobacco products in TV, film or other media

Banned
The listed form of tobacco advertising, promotion & sponsorship is completely banned.
Analysis:

The law bans all forms of advertising and promotion of tobacco products. Therefore, paid placement of tobacco products in TV, film, and or other media are banned.

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 13 and the FCTC Art. 13 Guidelines with respect to paid placement of tobacco products in TV, film, and other media.

Unpaid depiction of tobacco use or tobacco products in media that does not serve a legitimate purpose

Banned
The listed form of tobacco advertising, promotion & sponsorship is completely banned.

Unpaid depiction of tobacco use or tobacco products in TV, film or other media that is not legitimate journalistic, artistic, or academic expression or legitimate social or political commentary

Analysis:

The law bans all forms of advertising and promotion of tobacco products, including direct and indirect publicity. Therefore, paid placement of tobacco products in TV, film, and or other media are banned.

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 13 and the FCTC Art. 13 Guidelines with respect to unpaid depiction of tobacco use or tobacco products in TV, film, and other media.

Tobacco industry sponsorship of events, activities, individuals, organizations or governments

Banned
The listed form of tobacco advertising, promotion & sponsorship is completely banned.

Financial or other sponsorship or support by the tobacco industry to events, activities, individuals or groups (e.g., groups involved in sports, the arts, politics, charitable or welfare, or other activities, or youth smoking prevention programs)

Analysis:

The law bans all forms of sponsorship of tobacco products. Therefore, tobacco industry sponsorship of events, activities, individuals, organizations, or governments are banned.

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 13 and the FCTC Art. 13 Guidelines with respect to tobacco industry sponsorship of events, activities, individuals, organizations, and governments.

Publicity of financial or other sponsorship or support by the tobacco industry if tobacco sponsorship is not banned

Banned
The listed form of tobacco advertising, promotion & sponsorship is completely banned.
Analysis:

The law bans all forms of sponsorship of tobacco products. Therefore, publicity of financial or other sponsorship or support by the tobacco industry if tobacco sponsorship are banned.

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 13 and the FCTC Art. 13 Guidelines with respect to publicity of financial or other sponsorship or support by the tobacco industry.

Promotion by any means that are false, misleading or deceptive

Banned
The listed form of tobacco advertising, promotion & sponsorship is completely banned.

Promotion by any means that are false, misleading or deceptive or likely to create an erroneous impression about a product's characteristics, health effects, hazards or emissions (covering any term, descriptor, trademark, emblem, marketing image, logo, color and figurative, or any other indicia)

Analysis:

The law bans all forms of advertising and promotion of tobacco products. Therefore, promotion by false, misleading, or deceptive means are banned.

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 13 and the FCTC Art. 13 Guidelines with respect to the promotion of tobacco products by false, misleading or deceptive means.