Updates

February 25, 2020

Turkey: ban on imports of electronic cigarettes

On 24 February 2020, the Official Gazette of Turkey published the Presidential Order issued by President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, banning the importation of electronic cigarettes and related products in the […]
February 24, 2020

Mexico prohibits the import of electronic cigarettes and heated tobacco products

On 19 February Mexico banned the importation of electronic cigarettes, with or without nicotine, and heated tobacco products through a Presidential Decree. The Decree, published in the Federal Official Gazette […]
February 10, 2020

Pakistan extends its ban of tobacco advertising

The Statutory Regulatory Order (SRO) 72(I)/2020 approved on 30 January 2020 bans online advertising of tobacco products, as well as point of sale advertising and display of tobacco products. This […]
January 20, 2020

India adopts ban on electronic cigarettes and heated tobacco products

The Parliament of India passed on 5 December 2019, Act No. 42 of the Ministry of Law and Justice on the Prohibition of Electronic Cigarettes. The Act establishes the ban […]
December 19, 2019

Santé Canada propose des règles plus strictes concernant la promotion des produits de vapotage et finalise les exigences en matière d’étiquetage et d’emballage des produits de vapotage

Des données récentes montrent que les taux de vapotage chez les jeunes au Canada augmentent à un rythme inquiétant. Le gouvernement du Canada a donc pris un certain nombre de […]
December 19, 2019

Health Canada proposes stricter rules on vaping product promotion, and finalizes labelling and packaging requirements for vaping products

Evidence shows that youth vaping rates in Canada are increasing at a concerning pace. The Government of Canada has taken a number of steps in recent months to address the […]
November 25, 2019

Australia: new guidance on interactions between public officials and the tobacco industry

The Department of Health’s “Guidance for Public Officials on Interacting with the Tobacco Industry” was released in November 2019, outlining the legal obligations placed on public health organizations and officials […]
November 20, 2019

Austria: comprehensive smoking ban adopted

The Austrian Government adopted, in November 2019, a comprehensive smoke-free policy, which also includes bars and restaurants among the premises covered by the ban. Up until now, smoking had been […]
October 25, 2019

Saudi Arabia imposes higher taxes on tobacco and e-cigarettes, as well as on restaurants and cafes selling tobacco

Saudi Arabia started to apply 100% excise tax on all tobacco products in compliance with the agreed Gulf Cooperation Council tax increase to harmful products to human health and the […]
September 12, 2019

Thailand: the plain packaging legislation enters into force

The 12 September 2019 marks the entry into force date of the regulation on plain cigarette packaging in Thailand that was officially gazette on 14 December 2018. The law permits […]