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 […]
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 […]