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 […]
April 8, 2015

Cambodia: new law on tobacco control passed

The Cambodian National Assembly passed the country’s first ever law on tobacco control on 8 April 2015. The law was approved unanimously by all political parties. Later in the month, […]
April 7, 2015

Burkina Faso: pictorial warnings required on tobacco packs

Burkina Faso’s Ministers of Health and Trade signed a joint decree on April 7, 2015, requiring pictorial warnings required on tobacco packs. From October all tobacco packages sold in Burkina […]
April 3, 2015

France: plain packaging will be introduced in 2016

France’s Assembly voted last week to introduce plain packaging for tobacco products. From May 2016 all cigarette packs will have the same shape, same size, same color and the same […]
April 1, 2015

Namibia: regulations on pictorial warnings came into effect

With the entry into force of the 2014 Commencement of the Tobacco Products Control Act, all packaging of tobacco products in Namibia is required to bear both pictorial warnings and […]
March 24, 2015

Kuwait: multisectoral Protocol workshop for GCC Parties concluded in Kuwait City

Representatives of different government sectors from Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates came together at the second subregional workshop to promote entry into force of the […]