Updates

September 11, 2018

Uruguay: on the way towards the world’s most comprehensive tobacco branding restrictions

On 6 August 2018, the President of Uruguay Tabaré Vázquez issued an executive decree requiring tobacco product plain packaging and single presentation. As a global leader in tobacco control, Uruguay […]
September 11, 2018

Timor-Leste: pictorial warnings required on tobacco packages and progress is made towards plain packaging

Since 6 September 2018, all tobacco products sold in Timor-Leste are required to display one of the six official combined text and pictorial health warnings covering 85% of the front […]
September 1, 2018

Australia: latest raise of tobacco excise tax

The price of cigarettes raised on 1 September 2018, following an increase of excise taxes by 12.5%. The Government of Australia, in the 2016-17 Budget had foreseen that a series […]
September 1, 2018

India: new pictures and a quit line number on tobacco product packages

The Cigarettes and other Tobacco Products (Packaging and Labelling) Second Amendment Rules were published in India in April 2018. This regulation establishes the new round of pictorial health warnings to […]
August 31, 2018

Bangladesh: the new GATS shows decline in tobacco use

New tobacco prevalence data were issued at the launching of a new Global Adult Tobacco Survey (GATS) by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare of Bangladesh. The findings indicate […]
August 9, 2018

Uruguay: Plain Packaging Decree

On Monday, 6 August 2018, the Plain Packaging Decree was signed by President Tabaré Vázquez to advance the implementation of the neutral or generic labelling of cigarette boxes. Uruguay is […]
June 28, 2018

FRANCE: Minister of Health mobilizes the country for strong tobacco control

On Monday 28 May 2018, the French Solidarities and Health Minister Agnès Buzyn reconfirmed the Government’s strong commitment to tackling the tobacco pandemic at national level. During a press conference […]
June 26, 2018

FRANCE: Government committed to protect the environment from tobacco litter

Every year 30 billion cigarette butts are estimated to be disposed in France, with 40% of them ending up on beaches, in forests, rivers and seashores. Moreover, evidence shows that […]
June 19, 2018

Sri Lanka: tobacco company requested to pay compensation

In a landmark case, the Supreme Court of Sri Lanka ordered the Ceylon Tobacco Company (CTC) to pay Lalitha Padmini Fernando a sum of R.s. 400,000 to compensate her for […]
June 18, 2018

Republic of the Congo: three new decrees adopted to implement the 2012 act

On 11 April 2018, the Government of the Republic of the Congo adopted three decrees to operationalize implementation of the tobacco control act of 2012. The new decrees will help […]