Updates

November 3, 2014

Austria becomes the fifth Party to the Protocol

Austria ratified the Protocol to Eliminate Illicit Trade in Tobacco Products and has become its fifth Party. It is the first country of the European Union to ratify the Protocol, […]
October 15, 2014

India: 85% pictorial warnings required

The new pictorial warnings notification by Government of India mandates 85% pictorial warnings on both sides of the tobacco product packages. The notification was issued on 15 October 2014 and […]
October 1, 2014

Gabon: The Convention Secretariat congratulates the third country to become Party to the Protocol to Eliminate Illicit Trade in Tobacco Products

The Convention Secretariat welcomes Gabon as the third Party to the Protocol to Eliminate Illicit Trade in Tobacco Products, following Nicaragua and Uruguay. On 1 October, H.E. Mrs. Marianne Odette […]
September 30, 2014

Uruguay becomes second Party to the Protocol to Eliminate Illicit Trade in Tobacco Products

The Convention Secretariat congratulates Uruguay on becoming the second Party to the Protocol to Eliminate Illicit Trade in Tobacco Products. The first protocol to the WHO FCTC was adopted on […]
September 25, 2014

FRANCE: Minister of Social Affairs, Health and Women’s Rights announced strong measures, including plain packaging

Marisol Touraine, Minister of Social Affairs, Health and Women’s Rights of France, announced, on 25 September 2014, a new National Plan for Tobacco Control.  The plan foresees such as: • […]
September 15, 2014

Joint needs assessment in the Lao People’s Democratic Republic

The Convention Secretariat, together with WHO, the Government of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic and the Southeast Asia Tobacco Control Alliance, conducted a joint needs assessment mission on 8–12 September […]
September 9, 2014

Jamaica: visit of the needs assessment team

A team from the Secretariat of the WHO FCTC together with colleagues from WHO’s Department for Prevention of Noncommunicable Diseases, the WHO Regional Office for the Americas and the United […]
August 23, 2014

ALBANIA: Tobacco control act amended

The Albanian National Assembly, on the proposal of the Council of Ministers, adopted amendments to the country’s 2006 Act on the « Protection of Health from Tobacco Use ». The changes were […]
August 7, 2014

Philippines – new act on graphic health warnings enters into force

August 2014 – The President of the Philippines signed the Graphic Health Warning Bill (Republic Act 10643: An Act to Effectively Instill Health Consciousness through Graphic Health Warnings on Tobacco […]
July 13, 2014

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