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

June 30, 2014

FINLAND – Action plan to make the country smoke-free by 2040

JUNE 2014 – The Ministry of Social Affairs and Health has presented its action plan – “Roadmap towards a Smoke-Free Finland” – to eliminate the use of tobacco products in the […]
June 27, 2014

Thailand – Court decision paves the way to the resizing of graphic health warnings

JUNE 2014 – 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 […]
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), […]