Ukraine: new tobacco tax measures enter into force

February 2, 2021

Ukraine: new tobacco tax measures enter into force

On 1 January 2021, new tobacco tax measures entered into force under Law 466-IX “On Amending the Tax Code of Ukraine on Improving Tax Administration, Eliminating Technical and Logical Inconsistencies […]
January 18, 2021

New marking on tobacco products filters containing plastic in the European Union

On 17 December 2020 the regulation (EU) 2020/2151 implementing Directive (EU) 2019/904 of the European Parliament and of the Council on the reduction of the impact of certain plastic products […]
January 11, 2021

Paraguay: Protección de los espacios públicos contra el consumo de tabaco

La Presidencia de la República del Paraguay aprobó el 29 de diciembre de 2020 el Decreto 4624, que modifica el Decreto 7606/2017 que regula la Ley 5538 de control del […]
January 11, 2021

Paraguay: Protection of public spaces from tobacco use

The Presidency of the Republic of Paraguay adopted Decree 4624, on 29 December 2020, which modifies Decree 7606/2017 that regulates Law 5538 on tobacco control. The new decree regulates the […]
December 21, 2020

Australia: the Select Committee on Tobacco Harm Reduction issues its final report

On 6 October 2020, the Senate resolved to establish a Select Committee on Tobacco Harm Reduction (the Committee). The Committee was in charge of inquiring into and reporting on tobacco reduction […]
October 2, 2020
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Russian Federation: New regulations on nicotine-containing products adopted

The President of the Russian Federation, Vladimir Putin, approved on 31 July 2020, new amendments to the Tobacco Control Law, aiming to harmonize the regulation of tobacco and other nicotine […]
October 1, 2020

The Netherlands: Implementation of plain packaging from 01/10/2020

Effective from 1 October 2020, all tobacco products in the Netherlands will be produced in neutral (plain) packaging as a standard, following the growing list of Parties that have already […]
September 29, 2020

The Netherlands: Four tobacco companies fined 82 million euros by Dutch competition watchdog

Each cigarette manufacturer determines its own price that consumers pay in stores for a pack of cigarettes. This price is always printed on the pack. That is different from almost […]
August 17, 2020

Myanmar: Ministry of Health and Sports guidelines on interactions with the tobacco industry

The Ministry of Health and Sports of the Government of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar adopted, on 17 August 2020, Directive 91/2020 which contains guidance on interactions with […]
July 24, 2020

A remarkable public health victory in Kazakhstan

The President of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, approved on 8 July 2020 a comprehensive set of tobacco control measures as part of the so called Health Act. This […]