Updates

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 […]
May 3, 2013

Viet Nam – First comprehensive tobacco control law adopted

MAY 2013 – The first ever comprehensive tobacco control legislation in Viet Nam – a public health milestone for the country – took effect on 1 May 2013, after being adopted […]
May 3, 2013

Hungary – New regulation of tobacco sales introduced

APRIL 2013 – On 22 April 2013, in line with Act CXXXIV “on reducing smoking prevalence among young people and retail of tobacco products” (adopted by the Hungarian Parliament on 11 […]
May 2, 2013

Mongolia – Comprehensive tobacco control legislation revised

APRIL 2013 – A comprehensive revision of the 2005 Tobacco Control Law was adopted by the Parliament of Mongolia and entered into force on 1 March 2013. The main provisions of […]
May 2, 2013

Rwanda – Comprehensive tobacco control legislation adopted

APRIL 2013 – A comprehensive new Act (Nº 08/2013) was signed by the President on 1 March 2013 and entered into force on 8 April 2013. The law is aimed at […]