Mexico: New pictures approved for the next round of warnings, including with reference to COVID-19

September 22, 2021

Mexico: New pictures approved for the next round of warnings, including with reference to COVID-19

On 15 September 2021, the requirements for Mexico’s next round of pictorial health warnings were published in the Official Journal. Mexico requires a 30% picture warning on the front, a […]
August 27, 2021

Germany: Tobacco Duty Modernisation Act adopted

The German cabinet adopted the draft Tobacco Duty Modernisation Act on 10 August 2021 and was promulgated on 17 August 2021. With this legislation, the German Government is adapting tobacco […]
July 3, 2021

Turkey: Increased size of pictorial health warnings

The Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry of Turkey has adopted on 30 June 2021 an amendment to the regulation of manufacturing and labeling of tobacco products, requiring the increase in […]
July 1, 2021

Denmark: plain packaging legislation adopted

The Danish Parliament has adopted in December 2020 an amendment to the Tobacco Act – the main source of law regulating tobacco products – establishing a requirement to ensure that […]
March 30, 2021

Cambodia expands the ban to HTPs in the country

The National Authority for Combating Drugs (NACD) of Cambodia issued a new directive, on 18 March 2021, instructing all relevant ministries and institutions to take immediate action to stop the […]
March 10, 2021

Lebanon: growers explore shifting from tobacco

Tobacco growers in the South of Lebanon have felt in the past years that growing tobacco is no longer a profitable business, compared to the investment in time and effort […]
February 12, 2021

Europe’s Beating Cancer Plan

Every year, 2.7 million people in the European Union (EU) are diagnosed with cancer, and 1.3 million die from it. Over 40% of cancer cases are preventable. Without reversing current […]
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 15, 2021

Cabo Verde strengthens its tobacco taxation policies

On 31 December 2020, the Government of Cabo Verde adopted Law No 109/IX/2020, which incorporates the State Budget for 2021. The specific tax on cigarettes was increased, introducing a fee […]