July 28, 2015

Uganda: New tobacco control law adopted

On 28 July 2015, the Parliament of Uganda passed its new Tobacco Control Law after long negotiations and engagements with relevant stakeholders. The law requires 100% smoke-free public places, including […]
July 14, 2015

Iranian officials visited Singapore to learn about testing tobacco content

The Convention Secretariat supported two Iranian officials to undertake a study visit in Singapore at the Cigarette Testing Laboratory of the Health Sciences Authority on 6 to 9 July 2015. The visit […]
June 19, 2015

Norway: Workshop on legal issues relating to the implementation of plain / standardized tobacco packaging in Europe

The Norwegian Ministry of Health and Care Services, the Norwegian Cancer Society, and the McCabe Centre for Law and Cancer jointly conducted a workshop on legal issues relating to the […]
June 16, 2015

Democratic Republic of the Congo: Celebrations of the 2015 “World No Tobacco Day” and launch of the campaign ESPACES NON FUMEURS

June 10, 2015

CDC foundation releases GATS Atlas

The GATS Atlas presents tobacco statistics from Global Adult Tobacco Surveys implemented in 22 countries. It is structured following the articles of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control and […]
June 8, 2015

Palau: national coordination mechanism established

The Republic of Palau is establishing a new national coordinating mechanism, as required under Article 5.2(a) of the WHO FCTC, with its madate covering, beyong tobacco control, all non-communicable diseases. […]
June 3, 2015

Philippines: “Sin tax” on tobacco and alcohol turns out to be a success story

Due to a reform of taxes on tobacco and alcohol products passed in 2012, the Philippines have been able to significantly increase their health budget, allowing them to improve the […]
June 1, 2015

India: Ministry of Health and Family Welfare holds multisectoral consultation on illicit trade

The Indian Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, in cooperation with the Ministry of Finance and WHO, marked World No-Tobacco Day 2015 by holding a National multi-sectoral consultation on the […]
June 1, 2015

Sri Lanka: Health warnings now cover 80% of pack surfaces

With effect from 1 June 2015, health warnings on cigarette packages in Sri Lanka have to cover 80% of the principal sides. Sri Lanka had previously required an 80% warning […]
June 1, 2015

Bangladesh: 50% picture warning requirements finalized

Bangladeshi State Minister of Health, Zahid Malik, has announced that pictorial health warnings covering 50% of the principal sides of cigarette packages will become mandatory in the South Asian country. […]