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Tobacco Control Policy Fact Sheet

Syria: Advertising, Promotion & Sponsorship

Regulated Forms of Tobacco Advertising, Promotion and Sponsorship

Banned
Some
Restrictions
Allowed
Uncertain
N/A
Domestic TV and radio
Domestic newspapers and magazines
Other domestic print media
International TV and radio
International newspapers and magazines
Internet communications
Internet sales
Outdoor advertising
Point of sale advertising
Point of sale product display
Vending machines
Conventional mail
Telephone and cellular phone
Brand marking
Free distribution of tobacco products
Promotional gifts in conjunction with product purchase
Competitions associated with products
Direct targeting of individuals
Brand stretching
Reverse brand stretching
Toys resembling tobacco products
Candy resembling tobacco products
Retailer incentive programs
 

Regulated Forms of Tobacco Advertising, Promotion and Sponsorship (cont'd)

Banned
Some
Restrictions
Allowed
Uncertain
N/A
Paid placement in TV, film, or other media
Unpaid depiction in TV, film, or other media
Financial support to groups, events, etc.
Publicity of financial support to groups, etc.
Promotion by false, misleading, or deceptive means

Definitions of Key Terms - Alignment with the FCTC

Aligns
  Does Not   Align
N/A

Actions Required for Forms of Advertising, Promotion & Sponsorship Not Banned

  Required   Not
  Required
  Uncertain
  or N/A
Disclosure to the govt. of info on APS activities and expenditures
Health warning messages required on permitted forms of APS
Disclosed information readily available to the public

Penalties

Yes
No
Violation of advertising and promotion provisions Yes
Violation of sponsorship provisions Yes

Last updated: September 18, 2019