Botswana adopts a comprehensive tobacco control law

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 […]
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 […]