Updates

October 2, 2020
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Russian Federation: New regulations on nicotine-containing products adopted

The President of the Russian Federation, Vladimir Putin, approved on 31 July 2020, new amendments to the Tobacco Control Law, aiming to harmonize the regulation of tobacco and other nicotine […]
October 1, 2020

The Netherlands: Implementation of plain packaging from 01/10/2020

Effective from 1 October 2020, all tobacco products in the Netherlands will be produced in neutral (plain) packaging as a standard, following the growing list of Parties that have already […]
September 29, 2020

The Netherlands: Four tobacco companies fined 82 million euros by Dutch competition watchdog

Each cigarette manufacturer determines its own price that consumers pay in stores for a pack of cigarettes. This price is always printed on the pack. That is different from almost […]
August 17, 2020

Myanmar: Ministry of Health and Sports guidelines on interactions with the tobacco industry

The Ministry of Health and Sports of the Government of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar adopted, on 17 August 2020, Directive 91/2020 which contains guidance on interactions with […]
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 […]