Updates

July 21, 2011

Colombia – New tobacco-control measures come into effect

JULY 2011 – Some requirements of the anti-tobacco law approved by the Congress in June 2009 have entered into effect as of July 21. The new measures include a ban on […]
May 31, 2011

Venezuela – Workplaces and public places go smoke-free

MAY 2011 – A resolution of the health ministry went into effect on 31 May 2011 banning smoking in both public and private indoor spaces, including workplaces and public transport. Notices […]
May 27, 2011

India – New pictorial warnings required

MAY 2011 – A new notification of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare was issued on 27 May 2011, providing for strong pictorial warnings on both smoking and smokeless tobacco […]
May 25, 2011

Plurinational State of Bolivia – Picture warnings required

MAY 2011 – A resolution issued on 25 May 2011 by the Minister of Health and Sports requires picture warnings to appear on the lower 50% of the front and back […]
April 27, 2011

Malta – Pictorial warnings mandatory on tobacco packaging

APRIL 2011 – Malta has announced that it is now mandatory to include pictorial warnings on tobacco packaging, in response to non-compliance from several retailers to Legal Notice 302 of 2009 […]
April 26, 2011

Hungary – Amendment to law protecting non-smokers

APRIL 2011 – An amendment to Act XLII of 1999 on the Protection of Non-Smokers and Certain Regulations on the Consumption and Distribution of Tobacco Products was passed by the Hungarian […]
April 11, 2011

Nepal – New tobacco control bill approved

APRIL 2011 – A new tobacco control bill – the Tobacco Product Control and Regulatory Bill, 2010 – was approved by Nepal’s legislature, the Constituent Assembly, on 11 April 2011. Major […]
April 4, 2011

Ukraine – New requirements for pictorial warnings

APRIL 2011 – Ukraine has finalized requirements for pictorial warnings following the publication of a Decree on 4 April 2011 in the Official Journal of Ukraine. A series of 10 warnings, […]
March 28, 2011

Comoros – Amended Tobacco Control Act

MARCH 2011 – An amendment of the existing Tobacco Control Act was adopted on 28 March 2011.  The amendment puts into effect stronger measures concerning the sale of tobacco products and […]
March 15, 2011

Nigeria – A National Tobacco Control Bill was passed by the Nigerian Senate

MARCH 2011 – The bill makes it mandatory to affix health warnings on tobacco product packaging, bans the sale of cigarettes to minors (under 18 years of age), strictly regulates tobacco […]