Updates

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 […]
March 6, 2014

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland – guidance for embassies on interactions with the tobacco industry published

The Government of the United Kingdom has published revised guidance on interactions with the tobacco industry for the United Kingdom’s overseas posts, in line with Article 5.3 of the WHO […]
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 […]
May 28, 2013

Bangladesh – National tobacco control law amended

MAY 2013 – The National Assembly of Bangladesh passed the Tobacco Control Law Amendment Bill on 29 April 2013, closing many loopholes in the country’s previous tobacco control law. The amendment […]
May 3, 2013

Fiji – Ministry of Health publishes new Tobacco Control Regulations

APRIL 2013 – The Minister of Health signed new Tobacco Control Regulations, which were published in the Government of Fiji Gazette on 8 February. In doing so the Minister was exercising […]