February 14, 2012

Republic of Moldova – Government adopts national tobacco control strategy and action plan

FEBRUARY 2012 – On 8 February 2012 the Government of the Republic of Moldova approved the National Action Plan on Tobacco Control 2012–2016, which contains measures to ensure full compliance with […]
February 14, 2012

Turkmenistan – President approves national action plan on tobacco control

JANUARY 2012 – On 6 January 2012 Turkmenistan adopted, through a Presidential Order, the National Action Plan on Tobacco Control 2012-2016. The Action Plan covers six main areas: development of WHO […]
January 20, 2012

Hungary – New decree on combined warnings and ban on smoking in all public places

DECEMBER 2011 – On 26 December 2011, a Government decree on the introduction of combined text and picture health warnings was published in the National Gazette. The decree, which entered into force on […]
January 16, 2012

Burkina Faso – Decrees adopted to ensure effective implementation of the 2010 tobacco control act

OCTOBER 2011 -With a view to ensuring the effective implementation of the country’s 2010 tobacco control act, on 30 October 2011 the Council of Ministers adopted three decrees on:  – […]
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 […]