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 […]
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 […]