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

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 […]
February 7, 2022

Lao People’s Democratic Republic: tobacco control law amended

The National Assembly agreed, on 16 November 2021, to adopt the Law on Tobacco Control (Amended) through resolution No. 36/NA, dated 16 November 2021, the President of the Lao People’s […]
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 […]
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 31, 2021

Kyrgyzstan: New, comprehensive tobacco control act adopted

On 29 July 2021, the Jogorku Kenesh of the Kyrgyz Republic adopted the Law “On protecting the health of citizens of the Kyrgyz Republic from the consequences of tobacco consumption, […]
July 20, 2021

Mexico prohibits the import of electronic cigarettes and heated tobacco products

On 19 February 2020 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 […]
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 […]