Updates

May 25, 2015

World Health Assembly: Side event on strategies to overcome resistance against pictorial warning messages on tobacco products

In the context of the 68th World Health Assembly in Geneva, the delegations of Bangladesh, Bhutan, Sri Lanka and Thailand organized a side event addressing strategies to overcome resistance from […]
May 20, 2015

Canada: Province of Nova Scotia bans most flavoured tobacco products

The Eastern Canadian province of Nova Scotia has passed legislation banning most flavoured tobacco products. The bill, introduced by Health Minister Leo Glavine, passed the third reading in the Nova […]
May 12, 2015

Nigeria: Senate passes National Tobacco Control Bill

The Nigerian Senate has passed a National Tobacco Control Bill on 12 May 2015. The bill covers a broad range of issues such as manufacturing, advertising, sale and labelling. It […]
May 10, 2015

China: Government raises tax rate on cigarettes to 11 percent

The Chinese Ministry of Finance has announced that from 10 May 2015 on, the consumption tax on cigarettes will be 11 percent. This means that the rate, previously at 5 […]
May 8, 2015

Botswana: Subregional Protocol awareness workshop held in Gabarone

From 6 – 8 May 2015, Botswana was host to a 2.5 day multisectoral workshop on the Protocol to Eliminate Illicit Trade in Tobacco Products. Delegations from ten countries from […]
May 4, 2015

Civil society action in India to prevent tobacco industry interference

The International Tax and Investment Center (ITIC) is organizing the 12th Asia Pacific Regional Forum in New Delhi, India from 5-7 May. ITIC has a number of tobacco companies as […]
April 30, 2015

India: sensitization campaign on “Dry Day for Tobacco” in Delhi

The Delhi State Government launched an awareness initiative to inform about the health consequences of tobacco use, in particular chewing tobacco, on 30 April 2015. “Dry Days” have been held […]
April 29, 2015

France: bill on ratification of the Protocol to Eliminate Illicit Trade in Tobacco Products introduced to the Parliament

French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius has introduced a bill on the ratification of the Protocol to Eliminate Illicit Trade in Tobacco Products to the Assemblée Nationale after its approval by […]
April 24, 2015

China: New, stronger measures on tobacco advertising adopted

The amendment to the 21-year-old Advertisement Law was approved today by the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress at its bimonthly session. The new law will take effect on […]
April 24, 2015

Panama: Subregional Protocol awareness workshop held in Panama City

From 22-24 April 2015, the WHO FCTC Convention Secretariat concluded a multisectoral workshop in Panama to promote ratification of and accession to the Protocol to Eliminate Illicit Trade in Tobacco […]