Updates

December 12, 2018

Turkey: new regulations on plain packaging

The law No 7151 on healthcare, amending some sections of the country’s 1996 tobacco control act (No 4207), was officially gazetted and entered into force on 5 December 2018. The […]
December 3, 2018

Colombia: tobacco use data among youth become available for the first time

On 19 November 2018, the Ministry of Health and Social Protection of Colombia, in collaboration with Universidad del Valle, presented new youth smoking prevalence statistics from the first ever Global […]
November 26, 2018

Ukraine: a significant decline in tobacco use among children over the past decade

New smoking prevalence statistics from the latest Global Youth Tobacco Survey (GYTS) in Ukraine were released on 15 November 2018, the International No Smoking Day. The new data were presented […]
October 18, 2018

Uruguay: on the way towards the world’s most comprehensive tobacco branding restrictions

On 6 August 2018, the President of Uruguay Tabaré Vázquez issued an executive decree requiring tobacco product plain packaging and single presentation. As a global leader in tobacco control, Uruguay […]
September 11, 2018

Timor-Leste: pictorial warnings required on tobacco packages and progress is made towards plain packaging

Since 6 September 2018, all tobacco products sold in Timor-Leste are required to display one of the six official combined text and pictorial health warnings covering 85% of the front […]
September 1, 2018

Australia: latest raise of tobacco excise tax

The price of cigarettes raised on 1 September 2018, following an increase of excise taxes by 12.5%. The Government of Australia, in the 2016-17 Budget had foreseen that a series […]
September 1, 2018

India: new pictures and a quit line number on tobacco product packages

The Cigarettes and other Tobacco Products (Packaging and Labelling) Second Amendment Rules were published in India in April 2018. This regulation establishes the new round of pictorial health warnings to […]
August 31, 2018

Bangladesh: the new GATS shows decline in tobacco use

New tobacco prevalence data were issued at the launching of a new Global Adult Tobacco Survey (GATS) by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare of Bangladesh. The findings indicate […]
August 9, 2018

Uruguay: Plain Packaging Decree

On Monday, 6 August 2018, the Plain Packaging Decree was signed by President Tabaré Vázquez to advance the implementation of the neutral or generic labelling of cigarette boxes. Uruguay is […]
June 28, 2018

FRANCE: Minister of Health mobilizes the country for strong tobacco control

On Monday 28 May 2018, the French Solidarities and Health Minister Agnès Buzyn reconfirmed the Government’s strong commitment to tackling the tobacco pandemic at national level. During a press conference […]