Updates

May 1, 2019

Canada : New comprehensive plain packaging regulations for tobacco packaging and products

On 1 May 2019, Canadian Minister of Health Ginette Petitpas Taylor announced the adoption of comprehensive plain packaging regulations for tobacco packaging and products, effective from 9 November 2019 at […]
April 29, 2019

Uruguay adopts plain packaging

The Decree 806, to give effect to Law No 19.723 dated 21 December 2018, was adopted by the Ministry of Public Health on 29 April 2019. This regulation will enter […]
March 11, 2019

Singapore: new regulation on standardized cigarette packaging

As part of continuing efforts to promote healthy living and discourage tobacco consumption, the Parliament of Singapore passed the Tobacco (Control of Advertisements and Sale) (Amendment) Bill on 11 February […]
March 5, 2019

Turkey: new regulations on plain packaging

The law No 7151 on healthcare, amending some sections of the country’s 1996 tobacco control act (No 4207), was officially gazetted and entered into force on 5 December 2018. The […]
February 13, 2019

Ethiopia: parliament passing one of the strongest tobacco control legislations in Africa

The Parliament of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, on 5 February 2019, passed unanimously a new public health legislation on food and medicine administration. The new law covers tobacco […]
February 4, 2019

Belarus: new regulations on production, trade and consumption of tobacco products

On 24 January 2019, the President of the Republic of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko issued Decree No. 2 to amend two previous decrees in 2002 and 2007, regulating the production, trade […]
January 31, 2019

Pakistan: new pictorial health warning on cigarette packs

On 29 January 2019, the Ministry of National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination of Pakistan issued a Notification requiring the use of new pictorial health warning on cigarette packs from […]
January 31, 2019

Samoa: strengthening the country’s tobacco control act

The Tobacco Control Amendment Act (No.4) was passed in Samoa on 31 January 2019. This new act brings amendments to the Tobacco Control Act of 2008 by introducing a few […]
January 28, 2019

Azerbaijan: increase in tobacco excise tax

As an effort to discourage tobacco consumption and reduce devastating health consequences, the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Azerbaijan has approved new tobacco excise tax rates through the […]
December 24, 2018

Niue: tobacco control law passed

On 24 December 2018, Niue’s Parliament adopted a first ever comprehensive tobacco control legislation aiming to “protect the health of the people of Niue from the diseases caused by tobacco […]