C235 - Progress made in implementing Article 9

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Afghanistan Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region
Albania Report not provided Report not provided Report not provided WHO European Region
Algeria modification du décret exécutif de 2004 relatif à la réglementation et la fabrication des produits du tabac. élaboration de nouvelles dispositions sur la composition des produits du tabac en vue de compléter et modifier le décret exécutif de 2004 relatif à la réglementation et la fabrication des produits du tabac. Un projet , modifiant et complétant le décret exécutif de 2004 relatif à la règlementation et la fabrication des produits du tabac en vue dintroduction de nouvelles disposition sur la composition des produits du tabac est en cours délaboration WHO African Region
Andorra Report not provided Report not provided Report not provided WHO European Region
Angola The tests and measurements on manufactured tobacco products are being carried out by the Ministry of Agriculture. The tests and measurements on manufactured tobacco products are being carried out by the Ministry of Agriculture. The tests and measurements on manufactured tobacco products are being carried out by the Ministry of Agriculture. WHO African Region
Antigua and Barbuda This Article of the FCTC is embodied in our legislation but regulations are not complete Report not provided This Article of the FCTC is embodied in our draft legislation of which we are currently awaiting legal processing. WHO Region of the Americas
Armenia In the framework of the Article 9 it is regulated by these technical regulations: On Transitional Provisions of the Technical Regulations of the Customs Union “Technical Regulations for Tobacco Products” (TR TS 035/2014) and Government resolution #540‐N as of April 28, 2005 o approving the technical regulation on tobacco. Report not provided Report not provided WHO European Region
Australia Being considered as part of the current thematic review of tobacco control legislation. Tasmanian legislation and Ministerial declarations in the Australian Capital Territory, Northern Territory, South Australia, New South Wales, and Victoria have prohibited the retail sale of fruit and confectionary flavoured cigarettes. Relevant Ministerial declarations are published in the relevant state and territory government Gazette. Western Australian legislation currently prohibits the display of these products, and a Bill is currently before the State Parliament which includes provisions to align with other jurisdictions. The Australian Government Department of Health is in the early stage of considering options and developing a regulation impact statement for implementation of the WHO FCTC Partial Guidelines for Article 9 (relating to regulation of the contents of tobacco products) and Article 10 (relating to regulation of tobacco product disclosures), to reduce the harmful effects of tobacco use. Tasmanian legislation and Ministerial declarations in the Australian Capital Territory, Northern Territory, South Australia, New South Wales, Western Australia and Victoria have prohibited the retail sale of fruit and confectionary flavoured cigarettes. Relevant Ministerial declarations are published in the relevant state and territory government Gazette. The Australian Government Department of Health is in the early stage of considering options and developing a regulation impact statement for implementation of the World Health Organization Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC) Partial Guidelines for Article 9 (relating to regulation of the contents of tobacco products) and Article 10 (relating to regulation of tobacco product disclosures), to reduce the harmful effects of tobacco use. WHO Western Pacific Region
Austria Following the transposition of the EU Tobacco Products Directive (TPD II) into national law, the Austrian Tobacco Act was amanded in May 2016 concerning the regulation of the contents/emission of tobacco products including related products such as e-cigarettes (in particular: ban of products with characterising flavours, transitional period for flavoured products with market share < 3 %, prohibition of certain additives e.g. vitamins, caffeine etc., limited regulations for smokeless tobacco products, waterpipes etc); oral tobacco or chewing tobacco products are prohibited in Austria. Following the transposition of the EU Tobacco Products Directive (TPD II) into national law, the Austrian Tobacco Act was amanded in May 2016 concerning the regulation of the contents/emission of tobacco products including novel tobacco products such as e-cigarettes (in particular: ban of products with characterising flavours, transitional period for flavoured products with market share < 3 %, prohibition of certain additives e.g. vitamins, caffeine etc., limited regulations for smokeless tobacco products, except snus). Austria currently finalizes the transposition of the EU Tobacco Products Directive (TPD II) into national law: This will result in an amendment of the Austrian Tobacco Act concerning the regulation of the contents/emission of tobacco products (in particular: ban of products with characterising flavours, transitional period for flavoured products with market share < 3%, prohibition of certain additives (e.g. vitamins, caffeine etc., limited regulations for smokeless tobacco products, except snus). WHO European Region
Azerbaijan There are no updates. Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO European Region
Bahamas Report not provided Report not provided Answer not provided WHO Region of the Americas
Bahrain (Kingdom of) By end of 2015, tobacco testing lab was established in Public Health Directorate laboratory. the lab is equipped with machines to test smoking tobacco (cigarettes) contents and emissions. Currently we requested machines to fully test other types of tobacco products such as Dokha and water pipe. By end of 2015, tobacco testing lab was established in Public Health Directorate laboratory. the lab is equipped with machines to test smoking tobacco (cigarettes)contents and emissions. They are still trying to provide machines to fully test other types of tobacco products such as Dokha and water pipe. By end of 2015, tobacco testing lab was established in Public Health Directorate laboratory. the lab is equipped with machines to test smoking tobacco (cigarettes)contents and emissions. They are still trying to provide machines to test other types of tobacco products such as Dokha and water pipe. WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region
Bangladesh Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO South-East Asia Region
Barbados No progress within the last 2 years No progress within the last 2 years No progress within the last 2 years WHO Region of the Americas
Belarus Принят и с 15 мая 2016 года вступил в силу технический регламент Таможенного союза "Технический регламент на табачную продукцию" (ТР ТС 035/2014). В настоящее время продолжается работа над проектом решения Совета Евразийской экономической комиссии «Об утверждении формы отчета о составе реализованных на территории государства – члена Евразийского экономического союза в течение отчетного календарного года табачных изделий и выделяемых ими веществах» . Принят и с 15 мая 2016 года вступил в силу технический регламент Таможенного союза "Технический регламент на табачную продукцию" (ТР ТС 035/2014). В настоящее время продолжается работа над проектом решения Совета Евразийской экономической комиссии «Об утверждении формы отчета о составе реализованных на территории государства – члена Евразийского экономического союза в течение отчетного календарного года табачных изделий и выделяемых ими веществах» Требования к сигаретам из табака изложены: ГОСТ 3935-2000 "Сигареты. Общие технические условия". Последние изменение к стандарту утверждено в декабре 2008 г.; ГОСТ 1505-2001 "Папиросы. Общие технические условия"; ГОСТ 8699-76 "Сигары. Технические условия"; ГОСТ 858-2000 "Табак курительный. Общие технические условия"; ГОСТ 7823-2000 "Табак трубочный. Общие технические условия". Принят и с 15 мая 2016 года вступает в силу технический регламент Таможенного союза "Технический регламент на табачную продукцию" (ТР ТС 035/2014).     WHO European Region
Belgium La nouvelle directive européenne 2014/40/UE est dapplication depuis le 20 mai 2016. larrêté royal transposant cette directive a été modifié en avril 2019 pour sajuster à la réalité de terrain et éviter certains contournements de législation par lindustrie. Au sujet des ingrédients, des dispositions interdisants certains aditifs et permettant de modifier l’intensité de combustion, la couleur des émissions, l’odeur, ou le goût des produits à base de tabac ont été élargies aux éléments techniques, tels les filtres et papiers. La nouvelle directive européenne 2014/40/UE est dapplication depuis le 20 mai 2016. WHO European Region
Belize Not much progress has been made since the Draft National Tobacco Bill and Policy has not been approved and passed by the National Assembly. Report not provided Answer not provided WHO Region of the Americas
Benin Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO African Region
Bhutan Cultivate, Harvest, Manufacture, sale, and distribution of tobacco and tobacco products are banned. The content of tobacco and tobacco products is measured only for the purpose of import for personal consumption. Cultivate, Harvest, Manufacture, sale, and distribution of tobacco and tobacco products are banned. The content of tobacco and tobacco products is measured only for the purpose of import for personal consumption. Answer not provided WHO South-East Asia Region
Bolivia (Plurinational State of) Se esta trabajando el Reglamento de la LEY DE PREVENCIÓN Y CONTROL AL CONSUMO DE LOS PRODUCTOS DE TABACO La propuesta de Ley actualizada y presentada por el Organo Legislativo, contempla la reglamentación del contenido de productos de tabaco, haciendo principal hincapié en saborizantes. Report not provided WHO Region of the Americas
Bosnia and Herzegovina Regulating the content and emissions of tobacco products is covered by the Federation of BiH and the Republic of Srpskas tobacco control laws and bylaws through which is mandatory to use information on content of tobacco product and publish it on packages of all tobacco products. In lack of independent laboratories for testing and measuring the contents of tobacco products, main testing and measuring of content of tobacco products is covered by domestic or foreign tobacco products manufacturers. Regulation of the content and emissions of tobacco products is covered by Federation BiH and Republic of Srpskas tobacco control laws and bylaws through which is mandatory to use information on content of tobacco product and publish it on packages of all tobacco products. In lack of independent laboratories for testing and measuring the contents of tobacco products, main testing and measuring of content of tobacco products is covered by domestic or foreign tobacco products manufacturers. Answer not provided WHO European Region
Botswana International guidelines and standards are used in this case. The repeal of the Tobacco Control Bill addressed article 9 in a comprehensive way. If found necessary, a standard (specification) will be developed. International guidelines and standards are used in this case. The repeal of the Tobacco Control Bill addressed article 9 in a comprehensive way. If found necessary, a standard (specification) will be developed. Report not provided WHO African Region
Brazil Inclusions began on May/2018 As the legislation changed on May/2018 we just really implemented the proogress described on the previous report. • Expansion of the obligation to analyze emissions of products for other types of tobacco products, in addition to cigarettes; • Inclusion of informations that must be a part in the analytical reports presented at the time products market authorization and market authorization renewal of renewal; • Increase the list of substances submitted by tobacco industry to Anvisa. • Clearer definitions of the different types of tobacco products; • Expansion of the obligation to analyze emissions of products for other types of tobacco products, in addition to cigarettes; • Inclusion of new information that must be contained in the analytical reports presented at the time of registration / renewal of registration; • Increase the list of substances submitted by tobacco industry to Anvisa. In the last two years, there haven´t been changes in the Brazilian sanitary legislation regarding the implementation of Article 9. WHO Region of the Americas
Brunei Darussalam There has been no change in regulation of the contents of tobacco products. Random testing was conducted once in 2015 on illicit tobacco products available in Brunei, where samples were sent to Singapore. No testing has been done since. Laboratory service for testing of tobacco products is currently not available in Brunei. No change. Report not provided WHO Western Pacific Region
Bulgaria Activities 3.2.3.1. and 3.2.3.2. are carried out in accredited ISO17025: 2006 laboratory „Laboratory Testing Complex - Tobacco and Tobacco Products Institute“, a re-accreditation process is launched under ISO 17025-2018. Activities 3.2.3.3. and 3.2.3.4. take place in planned public research program with the Project "Research on tobacco and tobacco products securing the Bulgarian legislation in implementing European policies". Tobacco and Tobacco Products Institute is legally authorized by the Law on Tobacco and Tobacco Products to carry out research on tobacco. „Laboratory Testing Complex - Tobacco and Tobacco Products Institute“ is member of GoToLab and TobLabNet. Activities 3.2.3.1. and 3.2.3.2. are carried out in accredited ISO17025: 2006 laboratory „Laboratory Testing Complex - Tobacco and Tobacco Products Institute“. Activities 3.2.3.3. and 3.2.3.4. take place in planned public research program with the Project "Research on tobacco and tobacco products securing the Bulgarian legislation in implementing European policies". Tobacco and Tobacco Products Institute is legally authorized by the Law on Tobacco and Tobacco Products to carry out research on tobacco. „Laboratory Testing Complex - Tobacco and Tobacco Products Institute“ is member of GoToLab and TobLabNet. Activities 3.2.3.1. and 3.2.3.2. are carried out in accredited ISO17025: 2006 laboratory „Laboratory Testing Complex - Tobacco and Tobacco Products Institute“. Activities 3.2.3.3. and 3.2.3.4. take place in planned public research program with the Project "Research on tobacco and tobacco products securing the Bulgarian legislation in implementing European policies". Tobacco and Tobacco Products Institute is legally authorized by the Law on Tobacco and Tobacco Products to carry out research on tobacco. „Laboratory Testing Complex - Tobacco and Tobacco Products Institute“ is member of GoToLab and TobLabNet. WHO European Region
Burkina Faso - Le laboratoire national, laboratoire de référence de lOMS , fournit chaque semestre au président du comité national de lutte contre le tabac, de résultats danalyse sur des échantillons de cigarettes vendus - Les résultats de conformité du goudron et de la nicotine sont disponible ( tabac importés ou production locale) Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO African Region
Burundi Answer not provided Report not provided Answer not provided WHO African Region
Cabo Verde noous avos deja um departmente -ERIS- Entidade Reguladora Independente da Saude qui va etre responsable pour analiser les emission du contenu des produts du tabac. nous avons établi par la loi ces mesures nous avons établi par la loi ces mesures WHO African Region
Cambodia Answer not provided Answer not provided Report not provided WHO Western Pacific Region
Cameroon Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO African Region
Canada In 2018, Canada amended the Tobacco and Vaping Products Act to prohibit the use of menthol and cloves in all tobacco products. The amendment came into force in November 2018. Please refer to C238 Please refer to C238 WHO Region of the Americas
Central African Republic Report not provided Report not provided Report not provided WHO African Region
Chad Answer not provided Answer not provided Report not provided WHO African Region
Chile No se han desarrollado a la fecha acciones concretas que permitan evaluar los contenidos de los productos. No obstante se está trabajando en la actualidad en la modificación de la ley 19.419 en la que se propone una enmienda que apunta a la prohibición directa del mentol para todos los productos de tabaco. Esta propuesta de modificación se encuentra en segundo trámite constitucional No se han desarrollado a la fecha acciones concretas que permitan evaluar los contenidos de los productos. No obstante se está trabajando en la actualidad en la modificación de la ley 19.419 en la que se propone una enmienda que apunta a la prohibición directa del mentol para todos los productos de tabaco. No se han desarrollado a la hecha acciones concretas que permitan evaluar los contenidos de los productos. No obstante se está trabajando en la actualidad en la modificación de la ley 19.419 en la que se propone una enmienda que apunta a la prohibición directa del mentol para todos los productos de tabaco. Sin embargo estas acciones están contempladas en los artículos 6° y 9° de la Ley de Tabaco 19.419, en el Decreto 88 del Ministerio de Salud que crea las Advertencias de Tabaco y la Resolución 904 que solicita información para la autorización comercial de productos de tabaco. Existen solicitudes de la información pero a la fecha sólo se realiza una revisión documental de esta. WHO Region of the Americas
China 1.对WHO 烟草网络实验室(TobLabNet)推荐的烟草制品有害成分(3种湿润剂)的测定方法SOP进行了实验室内和实验室间的验证。 2.对烟草制品释放物中的焦油、烟碱和一氧化碳等成分进行检测;对烟草制品成分和烟用材料有关成分进行检测;对市售烟草制品烟丝中尼古丁、烟丝氨、湿润剂含量进行了检测。 3.依据《公约》第三届缔约方大会报告中初步确定3种烟草制品成分和9种烟气释放物作为信息披露和成分管制的优先监管成分,开展烟草制品中重点指标检测方法开发。开发电子烟油中尼古丁含量的检测方法。 4.开展烟碱致瘾性研究。 1.对WHO建议的9种优先级关注成分开展了检测方法研究;参与了世界卫生组织烟草实验室网络(TobLabNet)技术标准的研究工作;对世界卫生组织烟草网络实验室推荐的烟草制品有害成分测定方法SOP(烟丝氨、尼古丁、烟草特有亚硝胺(TSNAs))等进行了实验室内和实验室间的验证;参与SOP方法在新型烟草制品(加热不燃烧型)中的适用性研究;对卷烟烟气中挥发性有机化合物、羰基化合物项目提供了方法验证和数据分析。 2.根据相关法律、规定及标准,开发了烟草制品中增香剂、农药残留的检测方法;对烟用纸张等组成成分进行分析; 3.对烟草释放物焦油、烟碱和一氧化碳等进行监管,对市售烟草制品中的尼古丁、烟丝胺含量进行了监控; 4. 中国疾病预防控制中心环境与健康相关产品安全所作为世界卫生组织烟草测试实验室网络成员,不断加强实验室能力建设,参与建立了烟草成分和释放物检测方法,以及烟草释放物VOC的方法验证。 根据相关法律、规定及标准,对部分烟草成分、烟草制品燃烧释放物、组成成分、设计参数等进行检测和测量;对WHO建议优先管制的有害成分开展研究,对WHO已经发布的有害成分测定SOP方法开展验证。 WHO Western Pacific Region
Colombia Sobre los reportes sobre niveles de componente de humo de los productos de tabaco, a petición del Ministerio de Salud y Protección Social, el Ministerio de Comercio logró confirmar, a través del Organismo Nacional de Acreditación (ONAC), que en Colombia no existe ningún laboratorio que permita comprobar y medir los contenidos de las emisiones de los productos de tabaco. El artículo 22 de la Ley de Control del Tabaco exige a los fabricantes e importadores que presenten cada año, siempre que el MSPS lo solicite y en la forma que lo solicite, un informe sobre los ingredientes añadidos al tabaco, así como sobre los niveles de alquitrán, nicotina y monóxido de carbono presentes en el humo del tabaco. Además, la Ley reconoce que dicha información “es secreto industrial y será tratada de forma confidencial y con absoluto secreto”. Se avanzó en un proyecto de resolución del MSPS, para regular el suministro de información por parte de los fabricantes e importadores de productos de tabaco al Gobierno Nacional. Con el fin de adoptar esta reglamentación, se gestionó ante ICONTEC la conformación del comité de tabaco para la adopción de las Normas ISO a Norma Técnica Colombiana (NTC) de las normas requeridas para la implementación del artículo 22 de la Ley. Este comité se ha denominado Comité No. T-604 "Tabaco y sus productos", el cual sesiona cada 6 meses desde noviembre del 2014. En este periodo de tiempo, se han adoptado y adapatado las siguientes Normas ISO en NTC: • NTC-ISO 10315:2016 Cigarrillos. Determinación de nicotina en la materia particulada total. Método analítico por cromatografía de gases. • NTC-ISO 10362-1:2016 Cigarrillos. Determinación de agua en la materia particulada total. Parte 1: método por cromatografía de gases. • NTC-ISO 4387:2016 Cigarrillos. Determinación de la materia particulada total y el alquitrán utilizando una máquina fumadora analítica de rutina. • NTC-ISO 3308:2016 Máquina fumadora de cigarrillos. Analítica de rutina. Definiciones y condiciones estándar. • NTC-ISO 3402:2016 Tabaco y productos del tabaco. Atmósferas para acondicionamiento y ensayo. • NTC-ISO 8454:2017 Cigarrillos. Determinación del monóxido de carbono en el humo de la corriente principal del cigarrillo. Método por análisis de infrarrojo no dispersivo. • NTC-ISO 16055:2018 Tabaco y productos del tabaco. Cigarrillo monitor. Requisitos y uso. Sobre los reportes sobre niveles de componente de humo de los productos de tabaco, a petición del Ministerio de Salud y Protección Social, el Ministerio de Comercio logró confirmar, a través del Organismo Nacional de Acreditación (ONAC), que en Colombia no existe ningún laboratorio que permita comprobar y medir los contenidos de las emisiones de los productos de tabaco. Sobre los reportes sobre niveles de componente de humo de los productos de tabaco, a petición del Ministerio de Salud y Protección Social, el Ministerio de Comercio logró confirmar, a través del Organismo Nacional de Acreditación (ONAC), que en Colombia no existe ningún laboratorio que permita comprobar y medir los contenidos de las emisiones de los productos de tabaco. WHO Region of the Americas
Comoros Answer not provided Answer not provided Report not provided WHO African Region
Congo La loi de 2012 relative à la lutte antitabac le prévoit dans son article 10 et 11 mais jamais appliqué. Report not provided La loi de 2012 relative à la lutte antitabac le prévoit dans son article 10 et 11 mais jamais appliqué. WHO African Region
Cook Islands No change since the last report No change since the last report Answer not provided WHO Western Pacific Region
Costa Rica Para poder comercializarse los productos de Tabaco en el territorio nacional deben haber presentado la declaración jurada de los ingredientes y emisiones de los productos de tabaco ante el Ministerio de Salud. Capítulo lll del Reglamento. Artículos 11-12-13-14-15. Además, este está vinculado con el de desalmacenaje de las importaciones. Para poder comercializarse los productos de Tabaco en el territorio nacional deben haber presentado la declaración jurada de los ingredientes y emisiones de los productos de tabaco ante el Ministerio de Salud. Capítulo lll del Reglamento. Artículos 11-12-13-14-15. Además, este está vinculado con el de desalmacenaje de las importaciones. Para poder comercializarse los productos de Tabaco en el territorio nacional deben haber presentado la Declaración Jurada de los ingredientes y emisiones de los productos de tabaco ante el Ministerio de Salud. Capítulo lll del Reglamento. Artículos 11-12-13-14-15 Además este está vinculado con el de desalmacenaje de las importaciones. WHO Region of the Americas
Côte d'Ivoire Larticle 3 de la Loi N°2019-676 du 23 juillet 2019 fait obligation à lEtat de prendre des mesures pour lanalyse de la composition et des émissions des produits de tabac.Cependant sa mise en oeuvre est subordonnée à un texte réglementaire en cours délaboration. Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO African Region
Croatia Croatia adopted Directive 2014/40/EU into the national law in May 2017. Testing and measuring the contents of tobacco products and testing and measuring the emissions of tobacco products is responsability of producers and distributers. In meantime, CIPH has accredited method for nicotine in e-liquids according to the EN ISO 17025 and that is main progress in analytics. One privat laboratory has accredited method for nicotine in e-liquids according to the EN ISO 17025 Croatia adopted Directive 2014/40/EU into the national law in May 2017. Testing and measuring the contents of tobacco products and testing and measuring the emissions of tobacco products is responsability of producers and distributers. In meantime, CIPH has accredited method for nicotine in e-liquids according to the EN ISO 17025 and that is main progress in analytics Croatia is in transitional phase in regard to testing and measuring the contents of tobacco products and testing and measuring the emissions of tobacco products, due to transposing the Directive 2014/40/EU into the national law. Croatian Institute of Public Health is not included in data collection as before. Due to technical reasons, Tobacco Institute temporarily does not perform tobacco and tobacco products analysis. WHO European Region
Cyprus The new EU Directive and the national legislation for tobacco control includes provision for further regulations of the contents of tobacco products eg. The banning of certain flavours. The new EU Directive and the national legislation for tobacco control includes provision for further regulations of the contents of tobacco products eg. The banning of certain flavours. The new EU Directive and new proposed national legislation for tobacco control includes provision for further regulations of the contents of tobacco products eg. The banning of certain flavours. WHO European Region
Czech Republic Regulation of the contents of tobacco products is included in following national law: • Act No. 110/1997 Coll. on Foodstuffs and Tobacco Products, on the amendment and additions to some related acts, as amended subsequently • Decree No. 261/2016 Coll. on Tobacco Products (providing the list of prohibited additives of tobacco products) This is a national act of law implementing the current EU Tobacco Products Directive (2014/40/EU). The revision of the mentioned law was done in 2016. Main reason was the transposition of Directive 2014/40/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 3 April 2014 on the approximation of the laws, regulations and administrative provisions of the Member States concerning the manufacture, presentation and sale of tobacco and related products and repealing Directive 2001/37/EC, to the national law. The Directive includes among others provisions regarding regulation of the contents of tobacco products. Regulation of the contents of tobacco products is included in following national laws: • Act No. 110/1997 Coll. on Foodstuffs and Tobacco Products, on the amendment and additions to some related acts, as amended subsequently • Decree No. 261/2016 Coll. on Tobacco Products (providing the list of prohibited additives of tobacco products) This is a national law implementing the current EU Tobacco Products Directive (Directive 2014/40/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 3 April 2014 on the approximation of the laws, regulations and administrative provisions of the Member States concerning the manufacture, presentation and sale of tobacco and related products and repealing Directive 2001/37/EC), which has been revised accordingly following the transposition of the Directive. Transposition process of the Directive to the aforementioned law was finished in 2016.The Directive includes among others provisions regarding regulation of the contents of tobacco products. Regulation of the contents of tobacco products is included in following national law: • Act No. 110/1997 Coll. on Foodstuffs and Tobacco Products, on the amendment and additions to some related acts, as amended subsequently • Decree No. 344/2003 Coll. stipulating the requirements for tobacco products, as amended by Decree No. 316/2012 Coll. This is a national act of law implementing the current EU Tobacco Products Directive (2001/37/EC). Decree No. 316/2012 Coll. - the amendment of decree No. 344/2003 Coll. came into force in September 2012 providing the update to the list of allowed contents of tobacco products (other contents of tobacco products were added to the list) Since 2015 revision of the mentioned law has been under way. Main reason is transposition of Directive 2014/40/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 3 April 2014 on the approximation of the laws, regulations and administrative provisions of the Member States concerning the manufacture, presentation and sale of tobacco and related products and repealing Directive 2001/37/EC, to the national law. The Directive includes among others provisions regarding regulation of the contents of tobacco products. Currently, draft bill is negotiated in the Senate of the Parliament of the Czech Republic. WHO European Region
Democratic People's Republic of Korea Surveillance system to check the contents of tobacco products is in place and it conducts quality control for tobacco products locally produced and imported by strengthening the technical capacity of inspection room. The sale, export/import of tobacco products are prohibited when it fails in the quality inspection by quality inspection agency. Tobacco product should carry health warnings and content information including nicotine, tar and carbon monoxide content and strong inspection is placed on tobacco products. Surveillance system to check the contents of tobacco products was established in the country and it conducts the quality controlling on all the tobacco products locally produced and imported by strengthening the technical capacity of inspection room. Report not provided WHO South-East Asia Region
Democratic Republic of the Congo tout ceci est prévu dans larticle 114 de la loi-cadre de la santé publique. Aucune Answer not provided WHO African Region
Denmark Yearly test cycles are performed in order to assess compliance with TPD and national legislation. Not all products are tested each year but are selected in such a way that over a number of years all products should be tested. Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO European Region
Djibouti Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region
Dominica Report not provided Report not provided Answer not provided WHO Region of the Americas
Ecuador Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO Region of the Americas
Egypt تحديد نسب النيكوتين و القطران في منتجات التبغ بالتعاون طبقا للقياسات المصريه من هيئة المواصفات و الجوده تحديد نسب النيكوتين و القطران في منتجات التبغ بالتعاون طبقا للقياسات المصريه من هيئة المواصفات و الجوده تحديد نسب النيكوتين و القطران في منتجات التبغ بالتعاون طبقا للقياسات المصريه من هيئة المواصفات و الجوده WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region
El Salvador Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO Region of the Americas
Equatorial Guinea NO DISPONEMOS DE UNA LEY NO DISPONEMOS DE UNA LEY NO DISPONEMOS DE UNA LEY WHO African Region
Estonia Answer not provided Answer not provided Transposition of the Directive 2014/40/EL which contains wide measures for regulating the content of tobacco products. Cigarettes and roll-ypur-own tobacco with a characterising flavour have been banned. Also the use of additives, stimulators, vitamins, mutagenic and reproductive toxic additives etc are prohibited. Tobacco Act: Requirements for Tobacco Products § 8. Tar, nicotine and carbon monoxide yields of cigarettes (1) The tar yield of cigarettes is the yield of raw anhydrous nicotine-free condensate of smoke which shall not exceed 10 mg per cigarette. (2) The nicotine yield of cigarettes is the yield of nicotinic alkaloids which shall not exceed 1 mg per cigarette. (3) The carbon monoxide yield of cigarettes is the yield of carbon monoxide upon burning which shall not exceed 10 mg per cigarette. § 9. Verification of yield of cigarettes The requirements and procedure for laboratory tests regarding the tar, nicotine and carbon monoxide yields of cigarettes shall be established by the Minister of Social Affairs. WHO European Region
Eswatini Report not provided Report not provided Answer not provided WHO African Region
Ethiopia Report not provided Report not provided Report not provided WHO African Region
European Union The EU Tobacco Products Directive 2014/40/EU: • prohibits cigarettes and roll-your-own tobacco with characterising flavours (transition period for menthol shall expire in May 2020), • sets maximum level for TNCO and how to measure it, • requires the tobacco industry to submit detailed reports to the Member States on the ingredients used in tobacco products, and • requires industry to carry out comprehensive studies of additives on a priority list (subject to peer review carried out by the Joint Action on Tobacco Control, allowing Member States to share their resources). The European Commission adopted implementing legislation that lays down more detailed technical rules in the area of ingredients regulation. These include: •the reporting format for tobacco ingredients and emissions, •the priority list of additives which warrant further examination, and •the rules and mechanism for determining products with characterising flavours. Member States had to transpose the EU Tobacco Products Directive 2014/40/EU by May 2016. The Directive: • prohibits cigarettes and roll-your-own tobacco with characterising flavours, • sets maximum level for TNCO and how to measure it, • requires the tobacco industry to submit detailed reports to the Member States on the ingredients used in tobacco products, and • requires industry to carry out comprehensive studies of additives on a priority list. The European Commission adopted implementing legislation that lays down more detailed technical rules in the area of ingredients regulation. These include: •the reporting format for tobacco ingredients and emissions, •the priority list of additives which warrant further examination, and •the rules and mechanism for determining products with characterising flavours. Member States must transpose the EU Tobacco Products Directive 2014/40/EU by May 2016. The Directive: • prohibits cigarettes and roll-your-own tobacco with characterising flavours, • sets maximum level for TNCO and how to measure it, • requires the tobacco industry to submit detailed reports to the Member States on the ingredients used in tobacco products, and • requires industry to carry out comprehensive studies of additives on a priority list. The European Commission will also adopt implementing legislation that lays down more detailed technical rules in the area of ingredients regulation. These include: •the reporting format for tobacco ingredients and emissions, •the priority list of additives which warrant further examination, and •the rules and mechanism for determining products with characterising flavours. WHO European Region
Fiji Put limits on tobacco contents of CO, nicotine and tar Report not provided Report not provided WHO Western Pacific Region
Finland The Tobacco Products Directive (EU/2014/40) harmonized the regulation of the contents of tobacco products in the Member States of EU. The regulation of Chapter 3 of Tobacco Act (249/2016) "Requirements and notifications concerning tobacco products" is following the regulations of the TPD. Section 10: General obligations of manufacturers and importers of tobacco products Section 11: Prohibited additives and properties Section 12: Maximum levels of emissions and methods for measuring emissions Section 14: Notifications regarding ingredients, emissions and fire safety Section 15: Notifications of modifications Section 16: Market research and sales volumes Section 17: Studies on primary additives Section 18: Enhanced reporting obligation Section 19: Derogation for small and medium-sized enterprises Section 20: Notification of a novel tobacco product Section 21: Method, format and time of submitting information on tobacco products The Tobacco Products Directive (EU/2014/40) harmonized the regulation of the contents of tobacco products in the Member States of EU. The regulation of Chapter 3 of Tobacco Act (249/2016) "Requirements and notifications concerning tobacco products" is following the regulations of the TPD. Section 10: General obligations of manufacturers and importers of tobacco products Section 11: Prohibited additives and properties Section 12: Maximum levels of emissions and methods for measuring emissions Section 14: Notifications regarding ingredients, emissions and fire safety Section 15: Notifications of modifications Section 16: Market research and sales volumes Section 17: Studies on primary additives Section 18: Enhanced reporting obligation Section 19: Derogation for small and medium-sized enterprises Section 20: Notification of a novel tobacco product Section 21: Method, format and time of submitting information on tobacco products Answer not provided WHO European Region
France Depuis 2016, l’Agence nationale de sécurité sanitaire de l’alimentation, de l’environnement et du travail ( ANSES) , a pour mission d’évaluer les dangers et risques liés aux substances des produits du tabac et du vapotage (ingrédients et émissions), d’assurer une surveillance et de réaliser la publication en ligne des informations qui ne relèvent pas du secret industriel et commercial. Fin 2019, plus de 2500 produits du tabac figurent dans la base comme étant déclarés pour être commercialisés France ( plus de 28 000 pour le vapotage). En 2016 ont été transposées en droit français les mesures de réglementation de la composition des produits prévues dans la Directive Européenne des produits du tabac. - Interdiction de la vente, la distribution ou loffre à titre gratuit de cigarettes dont les teneurs maximales en goudron, en nicotine et en monoxyde de carbone des émissions sont supérieures à des teneurs fixées par arrêté du ministre chargé de la santé. - Interdiction de la vente, la distribution ou loffre à titre gratuit de cigarettes et de tabac à rouler : 1° Aromatisés ayant une odeur ou un goût clairement identifiable avant ou pendant la consommation, autre que ceux du tabac ; 2° Dont les filtres, le papier, les capsules, le conditionnement ou tout autre composant contiennent du tabac, de la nicotine ou des arômes ; 3° Contenant tout dispositif technique permettant de modifier lodeur ou le goût des produits du tabac ou leur intensité de combustion ; 4° Contenant des vitamines ou dautres additifs laissant entendre quun produit du tabac a des effets bénéfiques sur la santé ou que les risques quil présente pour la santé ont été réduits ; 5° Contenant de la caféine, de la taurine ou dautres additifs et stimulants associés à lénergie et à la vitalité ; 6° Contenant des additifs qui confèrent des propriétés colorantes aux émissions de fumée ; 7° Contenant des additifs qui facilitent linhalation ou labsorption de nicotine ; 8° Contenant des additifs qui, sans combustion, ont des propriétés cancérogènes, mutagènes ou toxiques pour la reproduction humaine ; 9° Contenant des additifs dans des quantités qui augmentent, lors de la consommation, de manière significative ou mesurable, leurs effets toxiques ou leffet de dépendance quils engendrent. L Article 22 de la loi n° 2016-41 du 26 janvier 2016 de modernisation de notre système de santé prévoit que sont interdites la vente, la distribution ou loffre à titre gratuit de cigarettes et de tabac à rouler : « 1° Aromatisés ayant une odeur ou un goût clairement identifiable avant ou pendant la consommation, autre que ceux du tabac ; « 2° Dont les filtres, le papier, les capsules, le conditionnement ou tout autre composant contiennent du tabac, de la nicotine ou des arômes ; « 3° Contenant tout dispositif technique permettant de modifier lodeur ou le goût des produits du tabac ou leur intensité de combustion ; « 4° Contenant des vitamines ou dautres additifs laissant entendre quun produit du tabac a des effets bénéfiques sur la santé ou que les risques quil présente pour la santé ont été réduits ; « 5° Contenant de la caféine, de la taurine ou dautres additifs et stimulants associés à lénergie et à la vitalité ; « 6° Contenant des additifs qui confèrent des propriétés colorantes aux émissions de fumée ; « 7° Contenant des additifs qui facilitent linhalation ou labsorption de nicotine ; « 8° Contenant des additifs qui, sans combustion, ont des propriétés cancérogènes, mutagènes ou toxiques pour la reproduction humaine. « Les 2° et 3° sappliquent également aux papiers et aux filtres vendus, distribués ou offerts séparément. WHO European Region
Gabon Aucun progrès na été réalisé dans ce domaine. Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO African Region
Gambia Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO African Region
Georgia Tobacco control legislative entail the provisions on the rules of measuring and reporting of the contents and emissions of tobacco products. The relevant Order of the Minister of Health is approved which regulate measuring the contents and emissions is in place however the regulation on restricting additives or flavorings in tobacco products is not in place. newly adopted tobacco control amendments entail the provisions on the rules of measuring and reporting of the contents and emissions of tobacco products. the relevant Order of the Minister of Health is being prepared and is in the process of approval. the regulation about measuring the contents and emissions is in place however the regulation on restricting additives or flavorings in tobacco products is not in place. There is Decree of Government which defines the norms of the content and requires them to be depicted on the cigarette packages but a governmental organization who would be responsible to measure it is not defined. amendments project to existing laws include provisions in line with the recommendations of the WHO FCTC guidelines on article 9 but it is not approved. WHO European Region
Germany Ingredients in tobacco products are regulated according to Tobacco Products Directive 2014/40/EU. Ingredients in tobacco products are regulated according to Tobacco Products Directive 2014/40/EU. Ingredients in tobacco products are regulated (positive and negative list). Since submission of our last report there have been no changes. WHO European Region
Ghana Ghana is yet to require the Tobacco Industry to report on Content to FDA and to do testing to confirm content. Ghana benefited for recent training by WHO AFRO on content disclosure and testing that gave clearer undertsanding of what has to be done Ghana is yet to require the Tobacco Industry to report on Content to FDA and to do testing to confirm content. Ghana benefited for recent training by WHO AFRO on content disclosure and testing that gave clearer undertsanding of what has to be done Ghana is yet to require the Tobacco Industry to report on Content to FDA and to do testing to confirm content. Ghana benefited for recent training by WHO AFRO on content disclosure and testing that gave clearer undertsanding of what has to be done WHO African Region
Greece Within the context of TPD article 5 implementation, we are working towards the implementation of reporting requirements of the industry to the regulatory authority. In accordance with the new European TPD, a law regulating the licensing and the contents of tobacco products is already open to public discussion and it is expected to be voted by the Parliament during the first week of September 2016. Within the context of TPD article 5 implementation, we are working towards the implementation of reporting requirements of the industry to the regulatory authority. In accordance with the new European TPD, a law regulating the licensing and the contents of tobacco products is already open to public discussion and it is expected to be voted by the Parliament during the first week of September 2016. Within the context of TPD article 5 implementation, we are working towards the implementation of reporting requirements of the industry to the regulatory authority. In accordance with the new European TPD, a law regulating the licensing and the contents of tobacco products is already open to public discussion and it is expected to be voted by the Parliament during the first week of September 2016. WHO European Region
Grenada NA NA Answer not provided WHO Region of the Americas
Guatemala Ninguno Ninguno Ninguno WHO Region of the Americas
Guinea Report not provided Report not provided Answer not provided WHO African Region
Guinea-Bissau Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO African Region
Guyana The Tobacco Control Act provides measures for disclosure of content and emissions. The Tobacco Control Act provides measures for disclosure of content and emissions. Answer not provided WHO Region of the Americas
Honduras El IHADFA y las organizaciones o instituciones del Estado responsables de vigilar el cumplimiento de lo dispuesto en el Artículo 9 del CMCT de la OMS han trabajado de manera conjunta y existe la iniciativa de fortalecer al IHADFA con el objeto de desarrollar un laboratorio para el análisis del contenido de los productos de tabaco y de las emisiones de los mismos, para verificar la información que presenta la industria de tabaco sobre dichos productos. Desde el 2018 a la fecha no se ha logrado establecer un laboratorio para tal fin sin embargo se cuenta con el apoyo de laboratorios similares en la Universidad Nacional Autònoma de Honduras y de la Secretaria de Salud y del Ministerio Público para tales fines de análisis de los componentes y emisiones de los productos derivados del tabaco en caso de que se requieran de sus servicios profesionales. El IHADFA y las organizaciones o instituciones del Estado responsables de vigilar el cumplimiento de lo dispuesto en el Artículo 9 del CMCT de la OMS han trabajado de manera conjunta y existe la iniciativa de fortalecer al IHADFA con el objeto de desarrollar un laboratorio para el análisis del contenido de los productos de tabaco y de las emisiones de los mismos, para verificar la información que presenta la industria de tabaco sobre dichos productos. El IHADFA y las organizaciones o instituciones del Estado responsables de vigilar el cumplimiento de lo dispuesto en el Artículo 9 del CMCT de la OMS han trabajado de manera conjunta y existe la iniciativa de fortalecer al IHADFA con el objeto de desarrollar un laboratorio para el análisis del contenido de los productos de tabaco y de las emisiones de los mismos, para verificar la información que presenta la industria de tabaco sobre dichos productos. WHO Region of the Americas
Hungary A new legislation of the relevant field has been adopted: Directive 2014/40/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 3 April 2014 on the approximation of the laws, regulations and administrative provisions of the Member States concerning the manufacture, presentation and sale of tobacco and related products and repealing Directive 2001/37/EC. The relevant provisions of the Directive have been transposed at national level. A new legislation of the relevant field has been adopted: Directive 2014/40/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 3 April 2014 on the approximation of the laws, regulations and administrative provisions of the Member States concerning the manufacture, presentation and sale of tobacco and related products and repealing Directive 2001/37/EC. The relevant provisions of the Directive have been transposed at national level. A new legislation of the relevant field has been adopted: Directive 2014/40/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 3 April 2014 on the approximation of the laws, regulations and administrative provisions of the Member States concerning the manufacture, presentation and sale of tobacco and related products and repealing Directive 2001/37/EC Text with EEA relevance. Transposition of the directive is in process at national level. WHO European Region
Iceland No new laws or regulations in this field. Regulation on health warnings on tobacco products and measurement and a maximum of harmful substances: http://www.reglugerd.is/interpro/dkm/WebGuard.nsf/key2/790-2011 Ongoing preparation for implementing European directive 2014/40 ESB. There have been law cases in Norway and Lichtenstein that has delayed the process of implementing directive 2014/40. These cases have now been resulted and implementing process can continue. No new laws or regulations in this field. Regulation on health warnings on tobacco products and measurement and a maximum of harmful substances: http://www.reglugerd.is/interpro/dkm/WebGuard.nsf/key2/790-2011 Ongoing preparation for implementing European directive 2014/40 ESB. No new laws or regulations in this field. Regulation on health warnings on tobacco products and measurement and a maximum of harmful substances: http://www.reglugerd.is/interpro/dkm/WebGuard.nsf/key2/790-2011 Ongoing preparation for implementing European directive 2014/40 ESB. WHO European Region
India Section 11 of the Tobacco Control Act of India (COTPA-2003) mandates setting up of tobacco product testing laboratories. National Tobacco Testing Laboratories (NTTLs) have been established at Central Drug Testing Laboratory (CDTL), Mumbai, Regional Drug Testing Laboratory (RDTL), Guwahati and apex lab at National Institute of Cancer Prevention and Research (NICPR), Noida for testing tobacco products. Small Testing of tobacco products has been initiated. Staff has been recruited and first phase training has been provided for the National Tobacco Testing Laboratories (NTTLs) staff. Section 11 of the Tobacco Control Act of India (COTPA-2003) mandates setting up of tobacco product testing laboratories. National Tobacco Testing Laboratories (NTTLs) have been established at Central Drug Testing Laboratory (CDTL), Mumbai, Regional Drug Testing Laboratory (RDTL), Guwahati and apex lab at National Institute of Cancer Prevention and Research (NICPR), Noida for testing tobacco products. Small Testing of tobacco products has been initiated. Staff has been recruited and first phase training has been provided for the National Tobacco Testing Laboratories (NTTLs) staff. Section 11 of the Tobacco Control Act of India (COTPA-2003) mandates setting up of tobacco product testing laboratories. The process of setting up of the testing labs and apex lab has been finalised. The process of procurement of equipments has been initiated. In the first phase, the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare will be setting up three labs (regional - 2 and Apex -1) WHO South-East Asia Region
Iran (Islamic Republic of) Major analytical devices has been purchased in imported to equip two University labs for testing tobacco. These devices are installing. A report on current situation has been developed with cooperation of WR country office, highlighting the gaps and the way forward to enhance implementation of these Articles. - Necessary equipment to establish tobacco control reference lab has been purchased - Revising standards on tobacco products has been started Banning flavored in all tobacco products. WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region
Iraq There is no changes in the regulation regarding article 9 of FCTC since last report, the only new thing is, Iraq nominate a candidate to join the team of expert to discuss this article. Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region
Ireland Tobacco Products continue to be monitored by the Health Service Executive and the Health and Safety Authority in Ireland. In compliance with E.U. Law In compliance with E.U. Law WHO European Region
Israel since October 2018, Electronic cigarettes and E-liquids nicotine content must not exceed 20 mg p. All tobacco and smoking products manufacturers and importers must test its products for ingredients and emissions in order to report the findings to the Ministry. Report not provided Report not provided WHO European Region
Italy The Legislative decree n.6/2016 adopted the European Directive 40/2014/UE which regulate, ingredients, additives, emissions, characterising flavours of tobacco products and e-cigarettes liquids. Italy is participating to the Joint Action on Tobacco Control (2017-2020) focused on the analysis of the notification provided from manufacturers and importers to the EU-CEG database. The Legislative decree n.6/2016 adopted the European Directive 40/2014/UE which regulate, ingredients, additives, emissions, characterising flavours of tobacco products and e-cigarettes liquids. Italy is participating to the Joint Action on Tobacco Control (2017-2020) focused on the analysi of the notification provided from manufacturers and importers to the EU-CEG database. The Legislative decree n.6/2016 adopted the European Directive 40/2014/UE which regulate, ingredients, additives, emissions, characterising flavours of tobacco products and e-cigarettes liquids. WHO European Region
Jamaica This will be addressed in the impending comprehensive legislation. This will be addressed in the impending comprehensive legislation. Answer not provided WHO Region of the Americas
Japan National Institute of Public Health measures the contents and emissions of tobacco products and develops methods of measurements. National Institute of Public Health measures the contents and emissions of tobacco products and develops methods of measurements. National Institute of Public Health measures the contents and emissions of tobacco products and develops methods of measurements. WHO Western Pacific Region
Jordan Little progress has been made since 2014 given the presence of representatives of the main three tobacco industries (JTI, BAT, PMI) in the committee regulating tobacco products. MOH being just one member of this committee requested the support of the FCTC to exclude the tobacco industry with no positive results up to now. A workshop was organized by FCTC/WHO/MOH in January 2019 to update regulations for cigarettes and molasses (shisha) for all members of the Jordan Standard and Metrology Organization (JSMO) committee. Yet these regulations have not been updated until now. A second workshop was organized by WHO/EMRO in July 2019 where representatives from JSMO and the Jordan FDA were invited in order to help them develop their regulations for e-cigarettes and heated tobacco products. During the summer and fall of 2019, JSMO and JFDA developed regulations for both e-cigarettes and heated tobacco products that MOH officially disagreed with. A study between MOH/WHO was conducted on the best PHW to be used for Jordan. PM has requested the implementation of plain-packaging (June 2019) by 2020 and USAID has been following up on this project which is currently on hold due to COVID-19. صدور المواصفة القياسية الاردنية للسجائر 2012/446 بالتعاون مع وضع اربع صور تحذيرية متغايره وخفض نسبة اول اكسيد الكربون وبالتعاون مع المواصفات والجمعية العلمية الملكية وصدور المواصفة القياسية الاردنية للتبغ (المعسل) رقم 2014/787 وتحت الاجراء هناك مواصفة قياسية جديدة لمنتجات التبغ المسخن صدور المواصفة القياسية الاردنية للسجائر 2012/446 بالتعاون مع وضع اربع صور تحذيرية متغايره وخفض نسبة اول اكسيد الكربون وبالتعاون مع المواصفات والجمعية العلمية الملكية وصدور المواصفة القياسية الاردنية للتبغ (المعسل) رقم 2014/787 صدور المواصفة القياسية الاردنية للسجائر 2012/446 بالتعاون مع وضع اربع صور تحذيرية متغايره وخفض نسبة اول اكسيد الكربون وبالتعاون مع المواصفات والجمعية العلمية الملكية وصدور المواصفة القياسية الاردنية للتبغ (المعسل) رقم 2014/787 WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region
Kazakhstan В соответствии с Приказом Республики Казахстан № 655 от 02.09 2015 г. производитель, импортер табачных изделий ежегодно представляют отчет о результатах лабораторных исследований по предельно допустимому содержанию никотина и смолистых веществ во всех марках табака и табачных изделий, ингредиентах табачных изделий, которые они выпускали или намерены выпускать, продавали или распространяли иным образом в предшествующие двенадцать месяцев на территории Республики Казахстан. Результаты по отчету позволили Минздраву формировать политику по регулированию их состава, увеличить эффективность и информативность предупреждений о вреде потребления табака для здоровья населения, наносимых на табачную продукцию и используемых в социальной рекламе. Answer not provided Report not provided WHO European Region
Kenya Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO African Region
Kiribati All importers of tobacco are required to submit annual reports (this is closely monitored by the Tobacco Control Point) regarding the composition and contents of tobacco products All importers of tobacco are required to submit annual reports (this is closely monitored by the Tobacco Control Point) regarding the composition and contents of tobacco products All importers of tobacco are required to submit annual reports (this is closely monitored by the Tobacco Control Point) regarding the composition and contents of tobacco products WHO Western Pacific Region
Kuwait The Standatards Administration at the Public Authority of Industry applies the specifications agreed upon in the GCC Council Standardization Organization (GSO 246) Labelilng of Packages tobacco products GSO 1415/2011/Amd 1:2014 Almeassel tobacco GSO 2051/2010 Tobacco and its products - Sijaritus GSO 1749/2011/Amd 1:2014 Almeassel tobacco fruit flavored GSO 2047/2010 Tuscan cigars and cigarettes GSO 2051/2010 Tobacco and its products - Sijaritus GSO 2390/2014 Permissible and impermissible tobacco additives GSO 2050/2010 A mixture of tobacco pipe The Standatards Administration at the Public Authority of Industry applies the specifications agreed upon in the GCC Council Standardization Organization (GSO 246) Labelilng of Packages tobacco products GSO 1415/2011/Amd 1:2014 Almeassel tobacco GSO 2051/2010 Tobacco and its products - Sijaritus GSO 1749/2011/Amd 1:2014 Almeassel tobacco fruit flavored GSO 2047/2010 Tuscan cigars and cigarettes GSO 2051/2010 Tobacco and its products - Sijaritus GSO 2390/2014 Permissible and impermissible tobacco additives GSO 2050/2010 A mixture of tobacco pipe The Standatards Administration at the Public Authority of Industry applies the specifications agreed upon in the GCC Council Standardization Organization (GSO 246) WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region
Kyrgyzstan Report not provided Report not provided Принят Евразийской экономической комиссией технический регламент Таможенного союза на табачную продукцию, который вступает в силу 15 мая 2016 года WHO European Region
Lao People's Democratic Republic Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO Western Pacific Region
Latvia Answer not provided Answer not provided The draft law has been prepared to transpose the provisions of the TPD. WHO European Region
Lebanon Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region
Lesotho Answer not provided Report not provided Report not provided WHO African Region
Liberia Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO African Region
Libya Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region
Lithuania Regulation of the contents of tobacco products is adopted in the Law on Tobacco Control Chapter II, Requirements of composition, quality and labeling of tobacco products: https://www.e-tar.lt/portal/lt/legalAct/TAR.F8090E375DA0/kWOxTjTByd Regulation of the contents of tobacco products is adopted in the Law on Tobacco Control Chapter II, Requirements of composition, quality and labeling of tobacco products: https://www.e-tar.lt/portal/lt/legalAct/TAR.F8090E375DA0/kWOxTjTByd Regulation of the contents of tobacco products is adopted in the Law on Tobacco Control Chapter II, Requirements of composition, quality and labeling of tobacco products. http://www3.lrs.lt/pls/inter2/dokpaieska.showdoc_l?p_id=266840 WHO European Region
Luxembourg Le Luxembourg envisage de faire analyser les taux démissions des produits de tabacs (TNCO) par un laboratoire agrée et indépendant, selon larticle 4 (2) de la directive 2014/40/UE. Le Luxembourg envisage de faire analyser les taux démissions des produits de tabacs (TNCO) par un laboratoire agrée et indépendant, selon larticle 4 (2) de la directive 2014/40/UE. Modalités de mise en oeuvre en cours. Projet de loi en cours de révision par le conseil du gouvernement. (cf. Directive 2014/40/UE) WHO European Region
Madagascar Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO African Region
Malaysia Since 2015, standard emission level on tobacco products as follows; 1. Nicotine 1.0mg/perstick 2. Tar 10mg/perstick 3. Carbon monoxide 10mg/per stick Since 2015, standard emission level on tobacco products as follows; 1. Nicotine 1.0mg/perstick 2. Tar 10mg/perstick 3. Carbon monoxide 10mg/per stick Since 2015, standard emission level on tobacco products as follows; 1. Nicotine 1.0mg/perstick 2. Tar 10mg/perstick 3. Carbon monoxide 10mg/per stick WHO Western Pacific Region
Maldives No progress. The regulation developed to cover Article 9, remains unpublished pending government approval No progress. The regulation developed to cover Article 9, remains unpublished pending government approval No progress. The regulation developed to cover Article 9, remains unpublished pending government approval WHO South-East Asia Region
Mali Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO African Region
Malta Legislation to label, monitor and sampling the contents. Legislation to label, monitor and sampling the contents. Legislation to label, monitor and sampling the contents. WHO European Region
Marshall Islands AMENDMENTS MADE TO TOBACCO CONTROL ACT OF 2006 TO INCLUDE THE REGULATIONOF THE CONTENTS OF TOBACCO PRODUCTS. AWAITING CABINET ACTION. AMENDMENTS MADE TO TOBACCO CONTROL ACT OF 2006 TO INCLUDE THE REGULATIONOF THE CONTENTS OF TOBACCO PRODUCTS. AWAITING CABINET ACTION. AMENDMENTS MADE TO TOBACCO CONTROL ACT OF 2006 TO INCLUDE THE REGULATIONOF THE CONTENTS OF TOBACCO PRODUCTS. AWAITING CABINET ACTION. WHO Western Pacific Region
Mauritania - - - WHO African Region
Mauritius It is to be highlighted that the amendments of the current legislation have taken on board the full implementation of article 9 of the WHO FCTC and constructive steps have been initiated for the past two years to include a relevant provision in the amended regulation for the implementation of article 9. NA Answer not provided WHO African Region
Mexico Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO Region of the Americas
Micronesia (Federated States of) The proposed bill for tobacco control will need to be resubmitted for review for action by congress of FSM The proposed bill of Tobacco Control is under review for action by congress of FSM The proposed bill of Tobacco Control is under review for action by congress of FSM WHO Western Pacific Region
Mongolia Answer not provided Answer not provided Report not provided WHO Western Pacific Region
Montenegro By the Law it is regulated the testing and measuring of content of tobacco products, with a very precisely defined quantity which products individually may contain. Measures to control the contents of tobacco products, under the Act shall be implemented by the Institute of Public Health. So far, the Institute was unable to provide the necessary equipment, which is the main reason why this measure prescribed by the Act, have not yet implemented. All vendors of tobacco products are required to submit to the Institute of Public Health reports on the contents of tobacco products that are distributed on the territory of Montenegro, and on the basis this reports Institute for Public health prepare global report and submit it to the Ministry of Health. By the Law it is regulated the testing and measuring of content of tobacco products, with a very precisely defined quantity which products individually may contain. Measures to control the contents of tobacco products, under the Act shall be implemented by the Institute of Public Health. So far, the Institute was unable to provide the necessary equipment, which is the main reason why this measure prescribed by the Act, have not yet implemented. All vendors of tobacco products are required to submit to the Institute of Public Health reports on the contents of tobacco products that are distributed on the territory of Montenegro, and on the basis this reports Institute for Public health prepare global report and submit it to the Ministry of Health. By the Law it is regulated the testing and measuring of content of tobacco products, with a very precisely defined quantity which products individually may contain. Measures to control the contents of tobacco products, under the Act shall be implemented by the Institute of Public Health. So far, the Institute was unable to provide the necessary equipment, which is the main reason why this measure prescribed by the Act, have not yet implemented. All vendors of tobacco products are required to submit to the Institute of Public Health reports on the contents of tobacco products that are distributed on the territory of Montenegro, and on the basis this reports Institute for Public health prepare global report and submit it to the Ministry of Health. WHO European Region
Myanmar According to Article 13(b) of “The Control of smoking and consumption of tobacco product law”, production, distribution or sale of tobacco products, which are mentioning fraudulently that the toxic chemicals potency is less than the amount prescribed by the Central Board, is defined as offences. But, Myanmar still has very limited facility and capacity for testing, measuring and regulating the contents and emission of tobacco products. According to Article 13(b) of “The Control of smoking and consumption of tobacco product law”, production, distribution or sale of tobacco products, which are mentioning fraudulently that the toxic chemicals potency is less than the amount prescribed by the Central Board, is defined as offences. But, Myanmar still has very limited facility and capacity for testing, measuring and regulating the contents and emission of tobacco products. According to Article 13(b) of “The Control of smoking and consumption of tobacco product law”, production, distribution or sale of tobacco products, which are mentioning fraudulently that the toxic chemicals potency is less than the amount prescribed by the Central Board, is defined as offences. But, Myanmar still has less facility and capacity for testing, measuring and regulating the contents and emission of tobacco products. WHO South-East Asia Region
Namibia Section 13 of the regulations stipulates prominently the tar and nicotines content of tobacco products to be sold in Namibia. Report not provided Report not provided WHO African Region
Nauru Answer not provided Report not provided Answer not provided WHO Western Pacific Region
Nepal Answer not provided Answer not provided Report not provided WHO South-East Asia Region
Netherlands From May 20th 2016 the new European Tobacco Product Directive is implemented in national law. New standards for regulation and contents are enforced. The Netherlands adopted maximum emissions for both cigarettes and roll your own. From May 20th 2016 the new European Tobacco Product Directive is implemented in national law. New standards for regulation and contents are enforced. The Netherlands adopted maximum emissions for both cigarettes and roll your own. From May 20th 2016 the new European Tobacco Product Directive will be implemented in national law. New standards for regulation and contents will then be enforced. The Netherlands adopted maximum emissions for both cigarettes and roll your own. WHO European Region
New Zealand No changes since the last report. No changes since the 2016 report. No changes since the 2014 report. WHO Western Pacific Region
Nicaragua Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO Region of the Americas
Niger Answer not provided Report not provided Answer not provided WHO African Region
Nigeria The content of cigarette is regulated through the provisions of Nigerian Industrial Standard for tobacco and tobacco products. Specifications and test methods for critical parameters are provided in the standard. Standards Organization of Nigeria (SON) conducts quarterly conformity assessment inspections of tobacco companies during which on-the- spot analysis of the content of samples of tobacco are carried out. Samples are also drawn for confirmatory analysis in SON laboratory. Presently, the Nigerian Industrial standard (NIS) for cigarette is being reviewed. However NIS for Shisha, Heat-no-burn, cigars, pipe tobacco, roll your own are being developed. The content of cigarette is regulated through the provisions of Nigerian Industrial Standard for tobacco and tobacco products. Specifications and test methods for critical parameters are provided in the standard. Standards Organization of Nigeria (SON) conducts quarterly conformity assessment inspections of tobacco companies during which on-the- spot analysis of the content of samples of tobacco are carried out. Samples are also drawn for confirmatory analysis in SON laboratory. Presently, the Nigerian Industrial standard (NIS) for cigarette is being reviewed. However NIS for Shisha, Heat-no-burn, cigars, pipe tobacco, roll your own are being developed. The content of tobacco products is regulated through the provisions in Nigerian Industrial Standard for tobacco and tobacco products. Specifications and test methods for critical parameters which include maximum allowable limits for Nicotine content, Nicotine Alkaloid content, Tar and Carbon monoxide are provided in the standard. Standards Organization of Nigeria (SON) conducts quarterly conformity assessment inspections of tobacco companies during which on-the- spot analysis of the content of samples of tobacco are carried out. Samples are also drawn for confirmatory analysis in SON laboratory. WHO African Region
Niue Under the new Act - testing reports are required from tobacco industry/importers Report not provided Report not provided WHO Western Pacific Region
Norway There is an ongoing process implementing the EU Tobacco Products Directive 2014/40/EU that will contribute to the regulation of the contents of tobacco products. Entry into force in Norway expected in 2020. There is an ongoing process implementing the EU Tobacco Products Directive 2014/40/EU that will contribute to the regulation of the contents of tobacco products. Entry into force in Norway expected January 2019. There is an ongoing process implementing the EU Tobacco Products Directive 2014/40/EU that will contribute to the regulation of the contents of tobacco Products. Entry into force 2016/17. WHO European Region
Oman صدر القرار الوزاري من وزارة التجارة والصناعه رقم 39/ 2001 في شاأن تحديد كمية النيكوتين والقطران وأول أكسيد الكربون في السجائر توجد مواصفة قياسية للسجائر صدر القرار الوزاري من وزارة التجارة والصناعه رقم 39/ 2001 في شاأن تحديد كمية النيكوتين والقطران وأول أكسيد الكربون في السجائر صدر القرار الوزاري رقم 39/ 2001 في شاأن تحديد كمية النيكوتين والقطران وأول أكسيد الكربون في السجائر WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region
Pakistan The regulation relevant to this matter is the ban on the import of all kinds of sheesha and flavoured tobacco to be used in sheesha, which was introduced through an SRO 970(1)/2016 by the Ministry of Commerce on 13 October 2016. The SRO only covers sheesha, and does not regulate the content of any other tobacco products. The Finance Act 2005 prescribed that no cigarette factory shall clear cigarettes unless they conform to the health standards. Pakistan lacks an independent, non-tobacco industry related accredited laboratory, capable of accurately testing contents and emissions of tobacco products. Pakistani officials met during the mission informed that there is consideration of dedicating funds for the setup of an internationally accredited laboratory to test tobacco products. The regulation relevant to this matter is the ban on the import of all kinds of sheesha and flavoured tobacco to be used in sheesha, which was introduced through an SRO 970(1)/2016 by the Ministry of Commerce on 13 October 2016. The SRO only covers sheesha, and does not regulate the content of any other tobacco products. The Finance Act 2005 prescribed that no cigarette factory shall clear cigarettes unless they conform to the health standards. Pakistan lacks an independent, non-tobacco industry related accredited laboratory, capable of accurately testing contents and emissions of tobacco products. Pakistani officials met during the mission informed that there is consideration of dedicating funds for the setup of an internationally accredited laboratory to test tobacco products. Finance Act 2005 prescribes that no cigarettes factory shall clear cigarettes unless they conform to the health standards prescribed by the federal government. This provision has not been operationalized in view of the absence of internationally accredited laboratory system capable of accurately testing and reporting tobacco products in Pakistan. GoP is actively following international developments on the matter. We are also looking forward to the evolution of the proposed global database regarding tobacco product contents and emission disclosure. We are considering the option of earmarking special funds to set up internationally accredited laboratory in Pakistan to test the contents and emissions, as has been done by some countries in the Region WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region
Palau Amendments to Palau comprehensive tobacco control legislation have been submitted to the congress. Provisions to comply with FCTC Articles 9 & 10 are included in the amendments. little progress to report at this time little progress to report at this time WHO Western Pacific Region
Panama En la Comisión de Salud de la Asamblea Nacional de Diputados se presentó el proyecto de Ley 136 mediante el cual se lograría implementar las disposiciones de los artículos 9 y 10 del CMCT y sus directrices. Sin embargo, no se ha podido avanzar en la implementación de estas disposiciones debido a que durante varios primer debate (3), en la Comisión de Salud estuvo presente una amplia y nutrida representación de la IT que participó con su equipo técnico, abogados, asesores, lobistas y otros aliados interfiriendo con el debate. También estuvieron representantes de la Cámara de Comercio de Panamá quienes manifestaron su oposición marcada a muchos puntos del proyecto. En el mes de junio de 2017, después de varios años en espera se retoma el debate del proyecto y se pasa a una subcomisión técnica que estuvo sesionando hasta el mes de enero de 2018, tras lo cual el diputado Presidente de la Sub Comisión presentó su informe ante el pleno de la Comisión de Salud, pero no se dio continuidad al proceso hasta octubre de 2018. El 30 de octubre de 2018 se aprueba en primer debate el Texto Único del proyecto de Ley 136 con modificaciones surgidas que mejoraban algunos aspectos del texto original que se mantenía bastante integro en el texto único aprobado. El 26 de marzo de 2019 el pleno de la Asamblea Nacional de Diputados aprueba en segundo debate el Proyecto de Ley 136 con cerca de 30 modificaciones que no fueron consultadas al MINSA como autoridad competente para la implementación del CMCT, estas modificaciones alejaban el proyecto de Ley de sus objetivos originales. El 29 de marzo se aprueba el precitado proyecto en III debate. Como parte del proceso de aprobación legislativa, el proyecto de Ley 136 es enviado a la Presidencia de la República para su firma o veto. El 15 de abril de 2019 el MINSA a solicitud del Ministerio de la Presidencia, emite opinión solicitando el veto total del proyecto de Ley 136 por razones de inconveniencia e inexequibilidad, al infringir el siguiente ordenamiento jurídico nacional e internacional: 1. Constitución Política de la República de Panamá, artículos 4, 17, 32, 50, 109, 118, 163, 167 2. Pacto Internacional de Derechos Económicos, Sociales y Culturales, artículos 12 y 12.2 3. Convención Americana sobre Derechos Humanos, artículo 12,13,15,16 y 22 4. La Observación General No.14 del Comité de Derechos Económicos, Sociales y Culturales 5. La Declaración Universal de Derechos Humanos de 1948, menciona a la salud como parte del derecho a un nivel de vida adecuado (artículo 25). 6. DECISIÓN FCTC/COP7(26) Cooperación internacional en la aplicación del CMCT de la OMS, incluidos los derechos humanos 7. Ley 40 de 7 de julio de 2004, que aprueba el Convenio Marco de la OMS para el control del tabaco Artículos 5, 6 al 14, 15 al 17: 8. Ley 66 de 10 de noviembre de 1947, que aprueba el Código Sanitario Artículos 1 y 3 9. Ley 13 de 24 de enero de 2008, que adopta medidas para el control del tabaco y sus efectos nocivos en la salud, artículos 1,2,4,14,18,24,26 y 29 10. Ley 40 de 16 de noviembre de 2006, la cual modifica y adiciona artículos a la Ley 66 de 1947, que aprueba el Código Sanitario, artículos 2 y 4 11. Ley 38 de 31 de julio de 2000, Procedimiento Administrativo en general, artículo 34 12. Ley 27 de 2016, Por la cual se aprueba el Protocolo para la Eliminación del Comercio Ilícito de Productos de Tabaco, adoptado en Seúl, el 12 de noviembre de 2012, artículos 6,8,9,12 y 16 13. Decreto Ejecutivo 230 de 6 de mayo de 2008, que reglamenta la Ley 13 de 24 de enero de 2008, artículo 14 y 26 14. Decreto Ejecutivo 178 de 2018, que modifica artículos del decreto ejecutivo N° 63 de 27 de febrero de 2003, que crea el Consejo Nacional para la Salud sin tabaco y dicta otras disposiciones en materia de control de productos de tabaco. 15. Decreto Ejecutivo 611 de 2010, que modifica el artículo 18 del decreto ejecutivo 230 de 6 de mayo de 2008, que reglamenta la ley 13 de 24 de enero de 2008. 16. Decreto Ejecutivo 119 de 2017, que aprueba la Política Nacional de Salud, sus objetivos estratégicos y líneas de acción para el período 2016-2025. 17. Resolución 0953 de 2018, por la cual se declara improcedente la comercialización de los productos de tabaco calentados en la República de Panamá, 18. Resolución 2742 de 2017 por la cual se establece que, para la República de Panamá, los sistemas electrónicos de administración o no de nicotina. Actualmente, esta disposición fue aprobada en tercer debate por la Asamblea Nacional de Diputados, pero su contenido no cumplía con las disposiciones del CMCT por lo que a solicitud del Ministerio de Salud fue vetada parcialmente por la Presidencia de la República en junio de 2019. El Proyecto de Ley no ha sido sancionado y reposa en la Asamblea Nacional de Diputados. En la Comisión de Salud de la Asamblea Nacional de Diputados se presentó un proyecto de Ley mediante el cual se lograría implementar las disposiciones de los artículos 9 y 10 del CMCT y sus directrices. Sin embargo, no se ha podido avanzar en el debate de la propuesta debido a que durante el primer debate, en la Comisión de Salud estuvo presente una amplia y nutrida representación de la IT que participó con su equipo técnico, abogados, asesores, lobistas y otros aliados interfiriendo con el debate. También estuvieron representantes de la Cámara de Comercio de Panamá quienes manifestaron su oposición marcada a muchos puntos del proyecto. En el mes de junio de 2017, después de varios años en espera se retoma el debate del proyecto y se pasa a una subcomisión técnica que estuvo sesionando hasta el mes de enero de 2018, tras lo cual el diputado Presidente de la Sub Comisión presentará su informe ante el pleno de la Comisión de Salud. Actualmente, estamos a la espera de que se fije fecha para la presentación del precitado informe y que los diputados que integran la Comisión de Salud emitan sus opiniones de aceptación o rechazo al informe. Si la votación es favorable el proyecto pasaría a II debate en el Pleno de la Asamblea. En la Comisión de Salud de la Asamblea Nacional de Diputados se presentó un proyecto de Ley mediante el cual se lograría implementar las disposiciones de los artículos 9 y 10 del CMCT y sus directrices. Sin embargo, no se ha podido avanzar en el debate de la propuesta debido a que durante el primer debate, en la Comisión de Salud estuvo presente una amplia y nutrida representación de la IT que participó con su equipo técnico, abogados, asesores, lobistas y otros aliados interfiriendo con el debate. También estuvieron representantes de la Cámara de Comercio de Panamá quienes manifestaron su oposición marcada a muchos puntos del proyecto. A pesar de ello, se espera poder concretizar este proyecto de Ley en el transcurso del I semestre del año 2016. Para la elaboración del mismo contamos con la asesoría técnica de funcionarios del Gobierno de Canadá y Brasil. WHO Region of the Americas
Papua New Guinea The Tobacco Control Act 2016 provides for the testing of the Constituents and labeling of the constituent. The Tobacco Control Act 2016 provides for the testing of the Constituents and labeling of the constituent. Testing has never been done. Current review is looking at the testing and reporting of constituents and emissions WHO Western Pacific Region
Paraguay La Ley Nº 5538/15 en su Capitulo VIII Articulo 23, faculta al Ministerio de Salud a establecer controles para el análisis de productos, medición del contenido de productos, emisiones de los productos de tabaco. La Dirección Nacional de Vigilancia Sanitaria se encuentra trabajando en la normativa a los efectos de incorporar los instrumentos legales para validar el análisis, medición del contenido y emisión de los productos de tabaco La Ley Nº 5538/15 en su Capitulo VIII Articulo 23, faculta al Ministerio de Salud a establecer controles para el análisis de productos, medición del contenido de productos, emisiones de los productos de tabaco. Asi como la reglamentación de los contenidos y emisiones. La nueva Ley Nº 5538/15 en su Capitulo VIII Articulo 23, faculta al Ministerio de Salud a establecer controles para el análisis de productos, medición del contenido de productos, emisiones de los productos de tabaco. Asi como la reglamentación de los contenidos y emisiones. WHO Region of the Americas
Peru Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO Region of the Americas
Philippines The passage of Republic Act No. 11467 is an advancement in tobacco product regulation, as it reinforces the regulatory purview of the Philippine Food and Drug Administration (FDA) over the industry of ENDS/ENNDS and HTPs. Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO Western Pacific Region
Poland In regards to the activities aiming to regulating the contents of tobacco products Poland has adopted the Article 7 of the Directive 2014/40/EU. Pursuant to art. 7c of the Polish act implementing TPD it is prohibited to place on the market, produce and import with intention to place on the market tobacco products: 1) with characterising flavour; 2) with additives, including their quantities or concentrations, which increase considerably or to a measurable degree addictiveness, toxicity or the CMR properties of the tobacco product during consumption. Moreover it is prohibited to place on the market, produce or import with intention to place on the market tobacco products which contain: 1) vitamins or other additives that create the impression that a tobacco product has a health benefit or presents reduced health risks; 2) caffeine or taurine or other additives and stimulant compounds that are associated with energy and vitality; 3) additives having colouring properties for emissions; 4) for tobacco products for smoking – additives that facilitate inhalation or nicotine uptake; 5) additives that have CMR properties in their unburnt form. In 2019 r. employees of the Bureau for Chemical Substances start the process of verifying notifications of tobacco products submitted to Poland in order to check whether there are products with vitamins or additives that have CMR properties. If that kind of additives is found Bureau for Chemical Substances will start relevant administrative proceedings. Moreover according to tobacco act it is prohibited to place on the market, to produce or import with intention to place on the market, tobacco products containing flavourings in any of their components such as filters, papers, packages, capsules or any technical features allowing modification of the smell or taste of the tobacco products concerned or their smoke intensity. Filters, papers and capsules shall not contain tobacco or nicotine. In regards to the activities aiming to regulating the emissions of tobacco products Poland has adopted Article 3 and Article 4 of TPD. Pursuant to Article 10 of the Polish Act implementing TPD maximum emission levels for tar, nicotine and carbon monoxide in the cigarette smoke of cigarettes manufactured, imported or placed on the market shall not exceed the following values: 1) for tar – 10 mg per cigarette; 2) for nicotine – 1 mg per cigarette; 3) for carbon monoxide – 10 mg per cigarette In 2018 and 2019 around 280 cigarettes were verified in order to check whether they comply with the above mentioned article. In regards to the activities aiming to regulating the contents of tobacco products Poland has adopted the Article 7 of the Directive 2014/40/EU. Pursuant to art. 7c of the Polish act implementing TPD it is prohibited to place on the market, produce and import with intention to place on the market tobacco products: 1) with characterising flavour; 2) with additives, including their quantities or concentrations, which increase considerably or to a measurable degree addictiveness, toxicity or the CMR properties of the tobacco product during consumption. Moreover it is prohibited to place on the market, produce or import with intention to place on the market tobacco products which contain: 1) vitamins or other additives that create the impression that a tobacco product has a health benefit or presents reduced health risks; 2) caffeine or taurine or other additives and stimulant compounds that are associated with energy and vitality; 3) additives having colouring properties for emissions; 4) for tobacco products for smoking – additives that facilitate inhalation or nicotine uptake; 5) additives that have CMR properties in their unburnt form. It is prohibited to place on the market, to produce or import with intention to place on the market, tobacco products containing flavourings in any of their components such as filters, papers, packages, capsules or any technical features allowing modification of the smell or taste of the tobacco products concerned or their smoke intensity. Filters, papers and capsules shall not contain tobacco or nicotine. In regards to the activities aiming to regulating the emissions of tobacco products Poland has adopted Article 3 and Article 4 of TPD. Pursuant to Article 10 of the Polish Act implementing TPD maximum emission levels for tar, nicotine and carbon monoxide in the cigarette smoke of cigarettes manufactured, imported or placed on the market shall not exceed the following values: 1) for tar – 10 mg per cigarette; 2) for nicotine – 1 mg per cigarette; 3) for carbon monoxide – 10 mg per cigarette. Answer not provided WHO European Region
Portugal No significant progress was made since last submission. Portugal applies the Directive 2014/40 of 3th April of the Parliament and the European Council, transposed by the law 109/2015 of 26th of August amended by the law 63/2017 of august 3. This Directive follows the FCTC recommendations for the implementation of article 9 and 10, namely the ban on characterising flavours in cigarettes and RYO. However, these prohibition do not include additives which are essential for manufacture of tobacco products. Certain additives like vitamins, stimulants, additives with colouring properties for emissions, that facilitate smoke inhalation, or have carcinogenic, mutagenic or reprotoxic (CMR) properties in unburnt form, are prohibited in all tobacco products. Flavours in components of the tobacco products like filters, papers, packages, capsules, are prohibited in cigarettes and RYO. Menthol flavour will be authorized until the end of 2020. The producers and tobacco importers have the obligation to disclose all tobacco ingredients to the General Directorate of Health. This entity has the obligation to disclosure the non confidential ingredients information to the public. A legal act to regulate the market entry of novel tobacco products was published in 2018 - Portaria 284/2018 of October 23. No significant progress was made since last submission. The new tobacco law - Law 109/2015 - transposed the European Union Tobacco Products Directive (directive 2014/40 of 3th april, from the Parliament and the Council). According to this Directive new dispositions will be introduced in 1st January 2016: Distinctive flavours will be banned. There are more notification of ingredients obligations, not only addictives, but all tobacco ingredients including the tobacco leaf. must be notified in a european union common format. WHO European Region
Qatar LAW NO. 10 OF 2016 ON THE CONTROL OF TOBACCO AND ITS DERIVATIVES defines all forms of tobacco and it states that Article 5 Subject to the provisions of the aforementioned Law No. 4 of 1990, the amount of tar and nicotine allowed in one cigarette shall be determined by a decision from the Minister. MOPH is requesting a specialized technical lab for testing the tobacco contents. LAW NO. 10 OF 2016 ON THE CONTROL OF TOBACCO AND ITS DERIVATIVES defines all forms of tobacco and it states that Article 5 Subject to the provisions of the aforementioned Law No. 4 of 1990, the amount of tar and nicotine allowed in one cigarette shall be determined by a decision from the Minister. MOPH is requesting a specialized technical lab for testing the tobacco contents. we are in the process for requesting a specialized technical lab for testing the tobacco contents. WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region
Republic of Korea *Korea Center for Disease Control - Acquired ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation for tobacco contents and emissions testing and establishment of a method of measurement of harmful substance (From Aug. 2017) - Tobacco toxicity laboratory based construction(From 2018) *Korea Food and Drug Administration - Released results on contents analysis of 11 harmful substances(including nicotine, tar) of Heated Tobacco Product(Jun. 2018) - Released results on contents analysis of severe lung disease inducing substances(including hemp-induced substances, Vitamin E acetate) from domestically circulated liquid type e-cigarette(Dec. 2019) *Korea Center for Disease Control - Released results on contents analysis of flavoured cigarettes including cigarettes with capsule (Jan. 2017) - Acquired ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation for tobacco contents and emissions testing (Aug. 2017) *Korea Food and Drug Administration - Initiated testing/analysis of nicotine, tar, and other 9 carcinogens in the Heated Tobacco Product (Aug. 2017) *C231 -Testing constituents and emissions of cigarettes and analyzing its harmful effects by the Laboratory on Harmful Use of Tobacco in Korea Centres for Disease Control and Prevention.(established in November 2015) WHO Western Pacific Region
Republic of Moldova According to the Law 278, nicotine content should not exceed 1 mg per cigarette, to 10 mg tar per cigarette and carbon monoxide 10 mg per cigarette. Law also contain general provisions on testing emissions. Developed a sanitary regulation on ingredients in tobacco products, which contain a list of all ingredients allowed for manufacturing of cigarettes. According to the Law 278, nicotine content should not exceed 1 mg per cigarette, to 10 mg tar per cigarette and carbon monoxide 10 mg per cigarette. Law also contain general provisions on testing emissions. Developed a sanitary regulation on ingredients in tobacco products, which contain a list of all ingredients allowed for manufacturing of cigarettes. According to the Law 278, nicotine content should not exceed 1 mg per cigarette, to 10 mg tar per cigarette and carbon monoxide 10 mg per cigarette. Law also contain general provisions on testing emissions. Developed a sanitary regulation on ingredients in tobacco products, which contain a list of all ingredients allowed for manufacturing of cigarettes. WHO European Region
Romania Report not provided Report not provided Report not provided WHO European Region
Russian Federation Answer not provided Report not provided Согласно Техническому регламенту Таможенного союза «Технический регламент на табачную продукцию» (ТР ТС 035/2014) (вступает в силу с 15 мая 2016 года): 12. Содержание смолы и никотина в дыме одной сигареты (с фильтром или без фильтра) не может превышать 10 мг/сиг. и 1,0 мг/сиг. соответственно. 13. Содержание монооксида углерода в дыме одной сигареты с фильтром не может превышать 10 мг/сиг. WHO European Region
Rwanda Currently there no in country laboratory capacity to perform the above mentioned test. Tobacco importers of tobacco products the submit a report from a third party accredited laboratory to Rwanda Standards Board. Currently there no in country laboratory capacity to perform the above mentioned test. Tobacco importers of tobacco products the submit a report from a third party accredited laboratory to Rwanda Standards Board. Report not provided WHO African Region
Saint Kitts and Nevis Report not provided Report not provided Answer not provided WHO Region of the Americas
Saint Lucia Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO Region of the Americas
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Report not provided Report not provided Report not provided WHO Region of the Americas
Samoa Tobacco companies are required to conduct annual testing (due ate - 31st January for each calendar year) for the main three constituents (tar, carbon monoxide and nicotine) for tobacco product testing. Tobacco companies are required to conduct annual testing (due ate - 31st January for each calendar year) for the main three constituents (tar, carbon monoxide and nicotine) for tobacco product testing. We had a first round testing of the main three constituents (tar, carbon monoxide and nicotine) for tobacco product testing. WHO Western Pacific Region
San Marino All tobacco products are imported from Italy. All tobacco products are imported from Italy. All tobacco products are imported from Italy. WHO European Region
Sao Tome and Principe sin datos sin datos Report not provided WHO African Region
Saudi Arabia Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region
Senegal Les articles 4 et 5 de a loi exigent que l’industrie du tabac communique aux autorités gouvernementales les informations relatives à la composition et aux émissions des produits du tabac. Les articles 4 et 5 de a loi exigent que l’industrie du tabac communique aux autorités gouvernementales les informations relatives à la composition et aux émissions des produits du tabac. La loi exige que l’industrie du tabac communique aux autorités gouvernementales les informations relatives à la composition et aux émissions des produits du tabac. WHO African Region
Serbia There is no progress since the previous report in 2018. As is stated in the Law on Tobacco (Official Gazette of the Republic of Serbia, No. 101/05, 90/07, 95/10, 36/11, 93/12, 108/13 and 91/19), in article 74 since January 1, 2011 the cigarettes sold on the territory of the Republic of Serbia can not contain more than 10 mg of tar per cigarette, 1 mg of nicotine per cigarette and 10 mg of carbon monoxide per cigarette. Article 75 of the same Law defines ISO standard 4387 for tar measurements, ISO 10315 for nicotine measurements and ISO 8454 for carbon monoxide measurements. There is no progress since the previous report. According to Law on Tobacco (Official Gazette of the Republic of Serbia, No. 101/05, 90/07, 95/10, 36/11, 93/12 and 108/13), article 74 defines that since January 1, 2011 the cigarettes sold on the territory of the Republic of Serbia could not contain more than: 10 mg of tar per cigarette, 1 mg of nicotine per cigarette and 10 mg of carbon monoxide per cigarette. Article 75 of the same Law defines ISO standard 4387 for tar measurements, ISO 10315 for nicotine measurements and ISO 8454 for carbon monoxide measurements. There is no progress since the previous report. According to Law on Tobacco (Official Gazette of the Republic of Serbia, No. 101/05, 90/07, 95/10, 36/11, 93/12 and 108/13), article 74 defines that since January 1, 2011 the cigarettes sold on the territory of the Republic of Serbia could not contain more than: 10 mg of tar per cigarette, 1 mg of nicotine per cigarette and 10 mg of carbon monoxide per cigarette. Article 75 of the same Law defines ISO standard 4387 for tar measurements, ISO 10315 for nicotine measurements and ISO 8454 for carbon monoxide measurements. WHO European Region
Seychelles Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO African Region
Sierra Leone Sierra Leone does not have any policy in place regulating the contents and emissions of tobacco products. The Sierra Leone Standards Bureau has the capacity to test tobacco products; however no legal requirement exists for the performance of such testing. Sierra Leone does not have any policy in place regulating the contents and emissions of tobacco products. The Sierra Leone Standards Bureau has the capacity to test tobacco products; however no legal requirement exists for the performance of such testing. Answer not provided WHO African Region
Singapore Tar and Nicotine limits have been lowered to from 15 to 10mg for nicotine and 1.3 to 1.0 mg for tar in 2013 Tar and Nicotine limits have been lowered to from 15 to 10mg for nicotine and 1.3 to 1.0 mg for tar in 2013 Tar and Nicotine limits have been lowered to from 15 to 10mg for nicotine and 1.3 to 1.0 mg for tar in 2013 WHO Western Pacific Region
Slovakia At present we do not have any producers of tobacco products in our country. We apply EU and national legislation for importers, distributors and sellers : Directive 2014/40/EU on the approximation of the laws, regulations and administrative provisions of the Member States concerning the manufacture, presentation and sale of tobacco and related products Law 335/2011 about tobacco products, Law 89/2016 about production , labeling and sale of tobacco products, 212/2012 Decree of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development of the Slovak Republic regulating tobacco products. Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO European Region
Slovenia Report not provided Slovenia has transposed the DIRECTIVE 2014/40/EU OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL of 3 April 2014 on the approximation of the laws, regulations and administrative provisions of the Member States concerning the manufacture, presentation and sale of tobacco and related products and repealing Directive 2001/37/EC. Slovenia is in the proces of transposing the DIRECTIVE 2014/40/EU OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL of 3 April 2014 on the approximation of the laws, regulations and administrative provisions of the Member States concerning the manufacture, presentation and sale of tobacco and related products and repealing Directive 2001/37/EC. WHO European Region
Solomon Islands The Solomon Islands Tobacco Control Regulations 2013 gazetted on the 8th of December 2013. The commencement of this piece of legislation actually came into force in January 2015. Since then regulating contents of tobacco products, especially with the two manufacturing companies we have on the ground has been very active. The Solomon Islands Tobacco Control Regulations 2013 gazetted on the 8th of December 2013. The commencement of this piece of legislation actually came into force in January 2015. Since then regulating contents of tobacco products, especially with the two manufacturing companies we have on the ground has been very active. Report not provided WHO Western Pacific Region
South Africa Current regulations include disclosure of the amount of nicotine and tar, and not other contents. All cigarettes sold in South Africa since November 2013 have to comply with reduced ignition propensity standards Current regulations include disclosure of the amount of nicotine and tar, and not other contents. All cigarettes sold in South Africa since November 2013 have to comply with reduced ignition propensity standards Current regulations include disclosure of the amount of nicotine and tar, and not other contents. All cigarettes sold in South Africa since November 2013 have to comply with reduced ignition propensity standards WHO African Region
Spain Mediante el RD 579/2017 se prohíben los cigarrillos y el tabaco de liar con aromas característicos. También se obliga a la industria a informar pormenorizadamente sobre los ingredientes que utiliza en sus productos (en particular, los cigarrillos y el tabaco de liar). Se establecen nuevas obligaciones de comunicación y de realización de ensayos junto con la realización de estudios adicionales sobre aditivos. Mediante el nuevo RD 579/2017 se prohíben los cigarrillos y el tabaco de liar con aromas característicos. También se obliga a la industria a informar pormenorizadamente sobre los ingredientes que utiliza en sus productos (en particular, los cigarrillos y el tabaco de liar). Se establecen nuevas obligaciones de comunicación y de realización de ensayos junto con la realización de estudios adicionales sobre aditivos. Desde el último informe no ha habido modificaciones en la reglamentación del contenido de los productos de tabaco en España, rigiéndose ésta actualmente por el Real Decreto 1079/2002, de 18 de octubre. No obstante, estamos trabajando en realizarlas al haberse presentado ya un proyecto de Real Decreto de transposición de la Directiva 2014/40/UE y en línea con lo establecido en la misma. En este sentido, se prohibirán los cigarrillos y el tabaco de liar con aromas característicos. También se obligará a la industria a informar pormenorizadamente sobre los ingredientes que utiliza en sus productos (en particular, los cigarrillos y el tabaco de liar). El proyecto puede consultarse en el siguiente enlace: http://www.msssi.gob.es/normativa/docs/Rdtabaco.pdf WHO European Region
Sri Lanka Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO South-East Asia Region
Sudan تم تحديد مواد التبغ من النيكوتين وغيرخ لمصانع السجاير المحلية بالتنسيق مع هيئة المواصفات والمقباييس والكشف من قبل المواصفات فقط حيث ان الوزارة لا تمتلك تقرير الكشف تم تحديد مادة النيكوتين لمصانع السجاير المحلية بالتنسيق مع هيئة المواصفات والمقباييس Report not provided WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region
Suriname Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO Region of the Americas
Sweden Nothing new since last report. Sweden has implemented the requirements in Dir 2001/37/EG in the Tobacco Act (1993:581), the Tobacco Decree (2001:312). The provisions FoHMFS 2014:9 has been replaced by HSLF-FS 2016:46. https://www.folkhalsomyndigheten.se/publicerat-material/publikationsarkiv/h/hslf-fs-201646/ Sweden has implemented the requirements in Dir 2001/37/EG in the Tobacco Act (1993:581), the Tobacco Decree (2001:312), and the provisions FoHMFS 2014:9. http://www.folkhalsomyndigheten.se/documents/publicerat-material/foreskrifter1/fohmfs-2014-9.pdf Sweden has during 2014-2015 participated in the Regulatory Committee under Dir 2001/37/EG and from 2015 Sweden has also been participating in the new Tobacco Products Committee under Dir 2014/40/EU, which in due course (20 May 2016) will increase the regulations particularly in the area or article 9 and 10. http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/SV/TXT/PDF/?uri=CELEX:32014L0040&from=EN WHO European Region
Syrian Arab Republic هناك مواصفات قياسية سورية بشأن هذه المواضيع هناك مواصفات قياسية سورية بشأن هذه المواضيع Answer not provided WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region
Tajikistan Report not provided Report not provided Report not provided WHO European Region
Thailand The manufacturer or importer of tobacco products have the duty to inform the Ministry of Public Health of the particulars of components of the tobacco products and emission products as informed in accordance with the criteria, procedures and conditions prescribed in the Ministerial Regulations under TPCA 2017. According to the Tobacco Control Products Act 2560 (BE 2560), which was published in the Royal Gazette on April 5, 2017 and came into force on July 4, 2017. The manufacturer or importer of tobacco products have the duty to inform the Ministry of Public Health of the particulars of components of the tobacco products and emission products as informed in accordance with the criteria, procedures and conditions prescribed in the Ministerial Regulations. Amending ministerial regulation of the content of tobacco products ; prohibiting / restricting some ingredients , disclosure by manufacturers and importers of information about ingredients , informations shall be kept by governmental authorities and used for public health policy or academic knowledge. WHO South-East Asia Region
The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia New Law for tobacco, tobacco products and other similar products, from 24 April 2019 Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO European Region
Timor-Leste Answer not provided Answer not provided Report not provided WHO South-East Asia Region
Togo Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO African Region
Tonga Remains the same as in the last Report. Already in the Regulation but not enforced. Remains the same as in the last Report 2016. Already in the Regulation but not enforced. Remains the same as in the last Report 2014. Already in the Regulation but not enforced. WHO Western Pacific Region
Trinidad and Tobago Products assessed by the Chemistry, Food and Drug Division of the Ministry of Health. Products assessed by the Chemistry, Food and Drug Division of the Ministry of Health. Products assessed by the Chemistry, Food and Drug Division of the Ministry of Health. WHO Region of the Americas
Tunisia Answer not provided Le premier souci de la RNTA est daccréditer ses laboratoires conformément à la norme iso 17025 Le premier souci de la RNTA est daccréditer ses laboratoires conformément à la norme iso 17025 WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region
Turkey The Articles 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9 of the “Regulation on the Procedures and Principles Regarding Production Types, Labelling and Supervision of Tobacco Products” published in the Official Gazette dated 01/03/2019 no 30701 have been related with the regulation of ingredients and emissions. The Article 9 says; “Regulation of ingredients Article 9-(1) Cigarette and roll your own tobacco having a characterizing flavor shall not be supplied to the market. (2) Tobacco products containing the following additives shall not be placed on the market: (a) vitamins or other additives that create the impression that a tobacco product has a health benefit or presents reduced health risks; (b) caffeine or taurine or other additives and stimulant compounds that are associated with energy and vitality; (c) additives having colouring properties for emissions; (d) for tobacco products for smoking, additives that facilitate inhalation or nicotine uptake; (e) additives that have carcinogenic, mutagenic, reprotoxic properties in unburnt form. (3) Cigarette and roll your own tobacco containing flavourings in any of their components such as filters, papers, packages, capsules or any technical features allowing modification of the smell or taste of the tobacco products concerned or their smoke intensity shall not be placed on the market. Filters, papers and capsules shall not contain tobacco or nicotine. (4) If approved by the Ministry; the terms and conditions laid down in the Regulation for Recording, Evaluation, Permission and Restriction of Chemicals, published in Turkish Official Gazette dated 23/6/2015 and repeating numbered 30105, shall be applied to tobacco products also. (5) The Ministry shall, on the basis of scientific evidence, prohibits the placing on the market of tobacco products containing additives in quantities that increase the toxic or addictive effect, or the carcinogenic, mutagenic, reprotoxic properties of a tobacco product at the stage of consumption to a significant or measureable degree. (6) The Ministry may charge proportionate fees to manufacturers for assessing whether a tobacco product has a characterising flavour, whether prohibited additives or flavourings are used and whether a tobacco product contains additives in quantities that increase to a significant and measurable degree the toxic or addictive effect or the carcinogenic, mutagenic, reprotoxic properties of the tobacco product concerned. (7) Other than preservatives and moisturizers, no additives shall be used in production of -roll your own tobacco. (8) A regulation shall be made by the Ministry regarding the application of this article.” 11 ingredients were banned in 2016 since they were either carcinogenic or mutagenic. “1/4/2015 - 29313 n.OG / 11/3/2015 – 9010 n.BD / art.1” “d) The use of menthol and/or derivatives (Mentha (mint) species of Lamiacea family, l-menthol, d-menthol, menthone, menthyl ester, menthyl acetate, mint extract, peppermint oil and mint lactone) as the additive or in cigarette paper, sideseam adhesive of paper, inks used on cigarette paper, tipping paper and ink of tipping paper, aluminum foil and marketing package is forbidden in the production of tobacco products for roll your own tobacco tobacco and cigarette placed on the market by producing in Turkey or importing and during the production process of any raw material obtained as a result of process of any element/elements of tobacco plant used in the production of such products.” 9 /5/2014- 28995 n. OG. / 22/4/2014- 7895n BD. “Technical Characteristics ARTICLE 2 – (1) The flavorings tobacco and/or nicotine shall not be used in the filtering material, filter plug wrap, filter adhesive, capsule placed in filter and/or other parts of filter of cigarettes to be placed on the market by producing in Turkey or imported. (2) Cellulose, cellulose acetate (tow), cellulose diacetate, active carbon, sorbitanmonolaurate, titanium dioxide, polysorbate and polysorbate 20 shall be used as the filtering material in the cigarettes to be placed on the market by producing in Turkey or imported from abroad without prejudice to the provisions of the clause three. (3) In case of a demand for use of ingredients, except the ones published on the website of the Board after the submission to the Board and evaluation of the Scientific Commission by the date of issue of this Decision on filtering material, filter plug wrap, filter adhesive and/or capsule placed in filter of cigarettes to be placed on the market after produced in Turkey or imported, the relevant evaluation shall be made in the scope of the clause five of Article 1 of ‘Board Decision on Evaluation of data included in Ingredient Declaration and Toxicological Data Tables’ published in the Official Gazette dated 30/5/2012 and numbered 28308. (4) The following technical characteristics shall also be submitted by the firms to the Board in the application for issue of Certificate of Conformity for Placing on the Market and the updates related to the tobacco products. a) Filter ventilation degree. b) Total ventilation degree. c) Filter pressure drop. Measuring Methods ARTICLE 3 – (1) The filter ventilation and total ventilation degrees shall be measured in accordance with the standards of ISO 9512 and the filter pressure drop shall be measured in accordance with the standards of ISO 6565. Examination and Assessment Provision 4 – (1) The conformity with the regulations included in this Decision shall apply during the examination and assessment of applications made for issuance of Certificate of Conformity for Placing on the Market of filters and related updates. (2) The filter shall not be placed in the tobacco products except hand-roll cut rag tobacco, macarons and cigarettes placed on the market. The filters used in macarons shall not be produced with any other material except cellulose acetate (tow).” Resource: http://www.tapdk.gov.tr/tr/anasayfa/girdilere-iliskin-listeler/tutun-mamullerinin-uretiminde-kullanimi-sinirlandirilmis-girdilere-iliskin-liste.aspx WHO European Region
Turkmenistan Тестирование, измерение и регулирование состава табачных изделий два года назад поручено Министерству здравоохранения и медицинской промышленности Туркменистана и Государственной службе «Туркменстандартлары». Тестирование, измерение и регулирование состава табачных изделий два года назад поручено Министерству здравоохранения и медицинской промышленности Туркменистана и Государственной службе «Туркменстандартлары». В декабре 2014 года вышел новый ГОСТ 596-2014, согласно которому сигареты должны соответствовать требованиям настоящего стандарта и требованиям по содержанию вредных веществ в дыме одной сигареты не превышающие значения по: никотину- 0,6 мг, смоле – 6 мг, монооксиду углерода – 8 мг WHO European Region
Tuvalu Answer not provided Report not provided Report not provided WHO Western Pacific Region
Uganda Report not provided Report not provided It’s all done by the tobacco industry as fulfillment of regulation as required by the government WHO African Region
Ukraine No progress No progress No progress WHO European Region
United Arab Emirates Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Tobacco and Related Products Regulations 2016 covers provisions for the regulation of the contents of tobacco products. Public Health England is the competent authority for the tobacco products notification scheme in the UK. Notification of tobacco or herbal products for smoking information is available here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/notification-of-tobacco-or-herbal-products-for-smoking This continues to be enforced. The EU Tobacco Products Directive has been transposed into UK law through the Tobacco and Related Products Regulations 2016. This legislation covers provisions for the regulation of the contents of tobacco products. Public Health England is the competent authority for the tobacco products notification scheme in the UK. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/notification-of-tobacco-or-herbal-products-for-smoking There has been no new regulation, legislation or policy relating to the contents of tobacco products adopted in the past two years. However, the EU Tobacco Products Directive (2001/37/EC), on which the Tobacco Products (Manufacture, Presentation and Sale) (Safety) Regulations 2002 (the UK tobacco legislation) is based, has undergone revision at EU level. This revised Directive, which is expected to be finalised by April 2014, will bring changes to the regulation of tobacco product contents throughout the EU, following formal adoption of the final text by Member States and the European Parliament and transposition into national legislation by May 2016. WHO European Region
United Republic of Tanzania Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO African Region
Uruguay Es un objetivo y se ha comenzado ha trabajar en la posibilidad de reglamentar sobre aditivos y saborizantes. Actualmente se está trabajando en la posibilidad de reglamentar sobre aditivos y saborizantes. Answer not provided WHO Region of the Americas
Uzbekistan Report not provided Report not provided За последние два года не имеется прогресс в осуществлении Статьи 9. WHO European Region
Vanuatu All distributors should present the contents of tobacco products to MOH on annual basis. MOH has authority to demand to send samples to WHO and TobLabNet laboratories for validation ( Amendment regulations of 2016 to the Tobacco Control Act of 2008). Report not provided Answer not provided WHO Western Pacific Region
Venezuela Answer not provided Report not provided Report not provided WHO Region of the Americas
Viet Nam Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO Western Pacific Region
Yemen Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region
Zambia Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO African Region
Zimbabwe No progress has been made in this area No progress has been made in this area Answer not provided WHO African Region
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