Updates

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 […]
March 21, 2013

Georgia – State Committee on Tobacco Control established

MARCH 2013 – On 15 March 2013, the Government of Georgia adopted a decree on the creation of the State Committee on Tobacco Control to strengthen tobacco control in Georgia and, […]
February 25, 2013

Iceland – new regulations on graphic health warnings introduced

FEBRUARY 2013 – The packaging of tobacco products placed on the Icelandic market is now required to display photographs in line with new regulations that have been in effect since 1 […]
February 25, 2013

Suriname – comprehensive tobacco control legislation passed

FEBRUARY 2013 – The Suriname Parliament unanimously passed comprehensive tobacco control legislation on 7 February 2013. The Suriname Ministry of Health with the assistance of the Pan American Health Organization authored […]
January 16, 2013

European Union – Revision of the Tobacco Products Directive

DECEMBER 2012 – More than ten years have passed since the adoption of the Tobacco Products Directive. During this time, there have been several market, scientific and international developments in the […]