Tobacco Products (Control of Advertising, Sponsorship and Sales Promotion) Act, 1978


1.—In this Act—

“advertisement”, in relation to a tobacco product, includes every form of recommendation of the product to the public, including, in particular—

(a) the statement of the name of the product or of any brand, trade description or designation by reference to which the product is sold, where such a statement may reasonably be regarded as a recommendation of the product to the public, and

(b) the statement of any properties of the product on a label, container, wrapper or package used for the product or in a leaflet, circular, pamphlet or brochure issued to the public or given to a purchaser of the product,

and cognate words shall be construed accordingly;

“the Minister” means the Minister for Health;

“sponsorship” means the giving, or the causing to be given, of financial or other assistance to or for a person or for or in relation to an event or activity, in consideration of the use, display, advertising or association with, or by the person or at or in connection with the event or activity (or with the name or title of the event or activity), of a tobacco product (or of the name of a brand of tobacco product);

“tobacco product” has the same meaning as in the Finance (Excise Duty on Tobacco Products) Act, 1977 .