Updates

July 13, 2014

Stakeholder meeting on the recommendations of the report of the joint needs assessment in Burkina Faso

June 30, 2014

FINLAND – Action plan to make the country smoke-free by 2040

JUNE 2014 – The Ministry of Social Affairs and Health has presented its action plan – “Roadmap towards a Smoke-Free Finland” – to eliminate the use of tobacco products in the […]
June 27, 2014

Thailand – Court decision paves the way to the resizing of graphic health warnings

JUNE 2014 – On 8 March 2013, Thailand’s Minister of Health, Dr Pradith Sinthawanarong, signed new regulations that require graphic health warnings to cover at least 85% of both sides of […]
June 16, 2014

Russian Federation – Smoking ban extended to bars, restaurants and public transport facilities

JUNE 2014 – The law “On protection of citizens’ health from tobacco smoke and the consequences of tobacco consumption” came into effect on 1 June 2013. The ban was introduced gradually, […]
April 8, 2014

Senegal– New tobacco control law adopted

MARCH 2014 – On 14 March 2014, the National Assembly of Senegal adopted a law “on the manufacturing, packaging and labelling, sale and use of tobacco”. The new act introduces measures […]
February 28, 2014

European Union – Revised EU Tobacco Products Directive approved by the European Parliament

FEBRUARY 2014 – The revised Directive, approved by the European Parliament on 26 February, strengthens the rules on how tobacco products are manufactured, produced and presented in the European Union (EU), […]
February 24, 2014

Turkmenistan – new tobacco control law adopted

DECEMBER 2013 – On 23 December 2013, the President of Turkmenistan signed the law “on the protection of the health of citizens from the effects of tobacco smoke and the […]
November 6, 2013

Swaziland – new comprehensive tobacco control act adopted

NOVEMBER 2013 – The Tobacco Products Control Act passed in August 2013 in Swaziland aims to give effect to the WHO FCTC, and has as its main objective to protect the […]
July 23, 2013

Jamaica – New tobacco control regulations enter into force

JULY 2013 – On 15 July 2013 Jamaica’s new Public Health (Tobacco Control) Regulations entered into force. The regulations, which are fully in line with the relevant provisions of the WHO […]
June 10, 2013

Thailand – New regulations on graphic health warnings introduced

JUNE 2013 – On 8 March 2013 Thailand’s Minister of Health, Dr Pradith Sinthawanarong, signed new regulations that require graphic health warnings to cover at least 85% of both sides of […]