Updates

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 […]
January 15, 2013

Cook Islands – Tobacco Control Action Plan adopted

JANUARY 2013 – In line with the recommendations resulting from the needs assessment exercise conducted jointly by the Government of Cook Islands and the Convention Secretariat in early 2012, Cook Islands […]
January 15, 2013

Ireland – New graphic health warnings to help people quit smoking

FEBRUARY 2013 -Since 1 February 2013, the packaging of tobacco products placed on the Irish market has been required to display graphic photographs that depict the negative health effects of […]
January 15, 2013

Philippines – new taxes on tobacco products introduced

JANUARY 2013 – As of 1 January 2013, Republic Act No. 10351, which restructures the excise tax on alcohol and tobacco products, has been in force in the Philippines. The tax […]
January 4, 2013

Gambia – New tobacco tax policy to be introduced

JANUARY 2013 – In line with the recommendations provided by the needs assessment exercise conducted jointly by the Government of Gambia and the Convention Secretariat in late 2012, Gambia will introduce […]
December 18, 2012

Congo – Tobacco control act adopted

DECEMBER 2012 -Congo’s Parliament adopted in July 2012 legislation containing provisions banning smoking in public places and the sales of tobacco products to minors, forbidding tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship, […]
October 16, 2012

Norway: Prohibition on the visible display of tobacco products at the points of sale

OCTOBER 2012 -The Norwegian display ban on tobacco products came into effect on 1 January 2010, through an amendment of the 1973 Act relating to the Prevention of the Harmful […]