Ukraine: New provisions banning the use of tobacco and nicotine products in public places entered into force

July 11, 2022

Ukraine: New provisions banning the use of tobacco and nicotine products in public places entered into force

Photograph: Ms Lada Bulakh, MP, member of the Committee on Public Health, Medical Assistance and Medical Insurance, providing a new sign to a restaurant, stating the ban on using HTPs, […]
May 16, 2022

Georgia: regulations on plain packaging adopted

The Parliament of Georgia adopted a set of amendments to the tobacco control legislation in May 2017 (Law No. 859-IIს), which foresaw the introduction of plain packaging for tobacco products. […]
May 10, 2022

Cabo Verde: strong Tobacco Control Law adopted

On 10 May 2022, the Parliament of Cabo Verde passed Law No. 8/X/2022 on tobacco control. The adoption of the Law brings the country closer to its long-term vision of […]
May 6, 2022

New Zealand: New packaging regulations for vaping products

The next phase in the implementation of the requirements of the “Smokefree Environments and Regulated Products Regulations 2021” comes into force on 11 May 2022. From 11 May 2022, all […]
May 1, 2022

Finland: strengthened regulation on packaging, flavours and outdoor smoking

Photo courtesy of Hannu Huhtamo The Tobacco Act of Finland was tightened as the President of the Republic approved the amendments on 13 April 2022. The new amendments include the […]
February 18, 2022

Northern Ireland adopts new measures to protect the youth

Photograph: Mr Robin Swann MLA, Minister of Health, and Ms Colette Rogers, from the Public Health Agency, raising awareness of new regulations on smoking in private vehicles. (Photo courtesy of […]
February 15, 2022

Tunisia: new health warnings of 70% on front and back of packages of tobacco products

In Tunisia, tobacco weighs heavily on the health of its population and on its economy. In 2019, 13,200 deaths, or 20% of all deaths are attributable to tobacco, while the […]
January 24, 2022

Costa Rica regulates the use and taxation on ENDS, ENNDS and HTPs

The Legislative Assembly of Costa Rica has adopted Law No. 10066, on the “Regulation of Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS), Similar Non-Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENNDS) and Electronic Devices using heated […]
January 7, 2022

Ukraine: New tobacco control law adopted

The Parliament of Ukraine (the Rada) adopted, on 16 December 2021, the act “On amendments to some laws of Ukraine on the protection of public health from the harmful effects […]
November 5, 2021

Botswana adopts a comprehensive tobacco control law

Photograph: Hon. Dr Edwin G. Dikoloti, Minister of Health and Wellness, who was a strong advocate for the adoption of the new law. (Photo courtesy of the Ministry of Health […]