October 16, 2012

Germany – Cigarettes containing menthol capsules banned

OCTOBER 2012 -The Federal Office of Consumer Protection and Food Safety has rejected an application by a tobacco company to sell cigarettes containing menthol capsules in the filter, on the […]
October 12, 2012

African regional meeting on implementation of the Convention

The African regional meeting on implementation of the WHO FCTC held on 9–12 October 2012 brought together 38 countries from the African Region, including 36 Parties and 2 non-Parties to […]
June 21, 2012

Ukraine – New law extends smoking ban

JUNE 2012 – A new law has entered into force that has extended the country’s existing smoking ban. Smoking is now prohibited on the premises of all restaurants, cafés and bars […]
June 13, 2012

Iraq – Comprehensive tobacco control legislation adopted

MARCH 2012 –  On 7 March 2012 the President of Iraq signed a new tobacco-control law with the overarching goals of protecting the public and creating a healthier environment. The […]
May 21, 2012

The FCTC Article 5.3 Toolkit: Guidance for Governments on Preventing Tobacco Industry Interference

2012 – Matt Allen, – English The Union’s FCTC Article 5.3 Toolkit: Guidance for Governments on Preventing Tobacco Industry Interference provides step-by-step guidance on the key legislative and policy elements of […]
May 9, 2012

Singapore – Misleading descriptors on tobacco packaging banned

MAY 2012 – A ban on misleading descriptors (including “mild”, “light”, “ultra-light” and “low tar”) on tobacco-product packaging will shortly be introduced in Singapore. This and other changes to the legislation […]
May 8, 2012

Brazil – Ethical guidelines against tobacco industry interference launched

APRIL 2012 – The Brazilian Minister of Health has published 18 April an order establishing ethical guidelines for the members of the National Committee for WHO FCTC Implementation (CONICQ). The CONICQ […]
March 19, 2012

Brazil – Flavoured cigarettes banned

MARCH 2012 -Brazil’s National Health Protection Agency (ANVISA) has banned the use of additives in cigarettes and other tobacco products sold in the country, through a decision taken on 13 […]
March 16, 2012

Ukraine – All forms of tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship banned

MARCH 2012 – On 13 March 2012 Ukraine’s President, Viktor Yanukovych, signed into law a national ban on all forms of advertising, promotion and sponsorship by the tobacco industry. The law, […]
March 8, 2012

Costa Rica – New tobacco control act adopted

FEBRUARY 2012 -On 27 February 2012 the Costa Rican parliament adopted a new tobacco-control act that replaces legislation in force since 1995, with a view to ensuring implementation of the […]