Updates

January 4, 2012

Brazil to become world’s largest smoke-free country

DECEMBER 2011 – On 15 December 2011 the Government of Brazil enacted a new law that protects the health of its more than 190 million inhabitants by prohibiting smoking in all […]
November 23, 2011

Burkina Faso – Workshop aims to boost tobacco cessation

AUGUST 2011 – In August 2011, the tobacco control directorate of the Ministry of Health organized, for the first time in the country, a workshop on smoking cessation. The workshop represented […]
November 22, 2011

Serbia celebrates the first anniversary of the law on protection from exposure to tobacco smoke

NOVEMBER 2011 – On 11 November 2011, Serbia celebrated the first anniversary of full enforcement of the Law on the Protection of the Population from Exposure to Tobacco Smoke. Among other […]
November 14, 2011

India – New regulations on depictions of tobacco products in films and on TV

NOVEMBER 2011 -Since 14 November 2011, the depiction of tobacco products in films and on television has been subject to new regulations. Anti-tobacco health spots or messages must now be […]
November 7, 2011

United Arab Emirates – New regulation requires graphic pictorial warnings

NOVEMBER 2011 – On 1 November 2011, the Government of the United Arab Emirates approved a new regulation requiring that health warnings on cigarette packets include graphic pictures covering half of […]
September 16, 2011

India – Mandatory picture to be included in point-of-sale displays

SEPTEMBER 2011 – A new provision makes it obligatory to show an image of cancer caused by smoking at points of sale of tobacco products. The image will be shown on […]
September 16, 2011

Lebanon – New tobacco-control law adopted

AUGUST 2011 – On 17 August 2011, the Lebanese Parliament adopted a new tobacco-control act. The most important provisions of the act include: a complete ban on smoking in all closed […]
August 25, 2011

Convention Secretariat supports finalization of Moldova’s national action plan

A joint mission to the Republic of Moldova by the Convention Secretariat and the WHO Regional Office for Europe took place on 22–25 August 2011. The purpose of the mission […]
August 10, 2011

Israel – Complete ban on tobacco vending machines

AUGUST 2011 -Effective 1 January 2014, tobacco vending machines will be illegal in Israel. This amendment of the 2001 tobacco control legislation was approved by the Israeli Parliament on 4 […]
August 3, 2011

India – “Heartbreak” anti-bidi smoking campaign launched

JULY 2011 – The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare launched a mass media campaign on bidi smoking and its association with cardiovascular diseases under the National Tobacco Control Programme. This […]