Public Health (Tobacco) (Amendment) Act 2004

Prohibition of sponsorship.

7.—The Principal Act is amended by the substitution of the following section for section 36:

“36.—(1) A person who engages in sponsorship in contravention of the Directive of 2003 shall be guilty of an offence.

(2) It shall be an offence for a person to give financial or other assistance, or cause financial or other assistance to be given, to or for the benefit of a person, or for or in relation to an event or activity, in consideration of the—

(a) use, display or advertising by the person, or at the event or activity concerned,

(b) association with the person, event or activity, or

(c) promotion,

of a tobacco product, the name of a tobacco manufacturer or importer, the name of a brand of tobacco product or a trademark, emblem, marketing image or logo used in the marketing of a tobacco product.

(3) It shall be an offence for a person to receive financial or other assistance to which subsection (2) applies.

(4) In this section ‘sponsorship’ has the same meaning as it has in the Directive of 2003.”.