Updates

July 24, 2020

A remarkable public health victory in Kazakhstan

The President of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, approved on 8 July 2020 a comprehensive set of tobacco control measures as part of the so called Health Act. This […]
June 5, 2020

The Big Ban in Bhutan

The Hon. Minister of Health of Bhutan launched on World No Tobacco Day (WNTD), 31 May 2020, the publication entitled “The Big Ban: Bhutan’s journey towards a tobacco-free society”. This […]
May 20, 2020

European Union: Ban on flavoured tobacco products

The 2014 European Tobacco Products Directive 2014/40/EU, in relation to the manufacture, presentation and sale of tobacco and related products prohibited the placing on the market of cigarettes and roll-your-own […]
February 25, 2020

Turkey: ban on imports of electronic cigarettes

On 24 February 2020, the Official Gazette of Turkey published the Presidential Order issued by President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, banning the importation of electronic cigarettes and related products in the […]
February 24, 2020

Mexico prohibits the import of electronic cigarettes and heated tobacco products

On 19 February Mexico banned the importation of electronic cigarettes, with or without nicotine, and heated tobacco products through a Presidential Decree. The Decree, published in the Federal Official Gazette […]
February 10, 2020

Pakistan extends its ban of tobacco advertising

The Statutory Regulatory Order (SRO) 72(I)/2020 approved on 30 January 2020 bans online advertising of tobacco products, as well as point of sale advertising and display of tobacco products. This […]
January 20, 2020

India adopts ban on electronic cigarettes and heated tobacco products

The Parliament of India passed on 5 December 2019, Act No. 42 of the Ministry of Law and Justice on the Prohibition of Electronic Cigarettes. The Act establishes the ban […]
December 19, 2019

Santé Canada propose des règles plus strictes concernant la promotion des produits de vapotage et finalise les exigences en matière d’étiquetage et d’emballage des produits de vapotage

Des données récentes montrent que les taux de vapotage chez les jeunes au Canada augmentent à un rythme inquiétant. Le gouvernement du Canada a donc pris un certain nombre de […]
December 19, 2019

Health Canada proposes stricter rules on vaping product promotion, and finalizes labelling and packaging requirements for vaping products

Evidence shows that youth vaping rates in Canada are increasing at a concerning pace. The Government of Canada has taken a number of steps in recent months to address the […]
November 25, 2019

Australia: new guidance on interactions between public officials and the tobacco industry

The Department of Health’s “Guidance for Public Officials on Interacting with the Tobacco Industry” was released in November 2019, outlining the legal obligations placed on public health organizations and officials […]