November 30, 2016

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland: Court of Appeal rules in favour of standardised packaging

Major tobacco producing companies (British American Tobacco, Imperial Tobacco, JTI and Gallaher) and some of the producers of tipping paper (Tann UK, Tannpapier, Benkert and Deutsche Benkert) appealed to the […]
November 24, 2016

Pakistan: new mass media campaign launched

The Tobacco Control Cell, Ministry of National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination, in collaboration with Vital Strategies has launched the second anti-tobacco mass media campaign in Pakistan. A 30 second […]
September 1, 2016

Kenya: regulations to be enforced on 26 September 2016

The Kenyan government will enforce the long awaited tobacco regulations, including graphic warnings, in September 2016. Kenya is also taking steps towards standardized packaging.
August 20, 2016

Hungary: Larger pictorial warnings and plain packaging required by the new Government Decree

The Decree 239/2016 (of 16 August 2016) of the Hungarian Government introduced new rules on tobacco packaging and also amended the earlier regulation on the application of health protection fine […]
June 3, 2016

Russian Federation: Intensive legal training and capacity-building workshop for law and NCDs for NIS countries

The McCabe Centre for Law and Cancer – the WHO FCTC Knowledge Hub on trade and tobacco – in coordination with the WHO Regional Office for Europe, I.M. Sechenov First […]
May 28, 2016

Vanuatu: record size pictorial health warnings required

  On 25 May 2016, the Official Gazette of the Republic of Vanuatu published the amendment to the country’s Tobacco Control Regulation Act. Vanuatu now requires graphic health warnings to […]
May 20, 2016

France: transposition into law of the European directive on tobacco and advent on plain packaging

  At the Council of Ministers’ meeting, held on the morning of 18 May, Marisol Touraine, Minister of Social Affairs and Health, presented the order transposing the EU directive to […]
May 16, 2016

Hungary: ban on the use of ENDS/ENNDS in work places and public places

  A ban on the use ENDS/ENNDS in all work places and public places where traditional smoking tobacco products are banned, including outdoor places where smoking bans apply (e.g, playgrounds). […]
May 5, 2016

Peru: tobacco specific excise more than doubled

The Ministry of Finance of Peru increased the specific excise on cigarettes from 0.07 soles per stick to 0.18 soles per stick, representing an increase of 157%. The tax increase implemented […]
April 26, 2016

ZIMBABWE: Multi-country workshop on illicit trade in tobacco products conducted

The WHO Region for Africa organized a workshop in Harare, Zimbabwe, on illicit trade in tobacco products. Participants from 10 countries participated, as follows: Comoros, Equatorial Guinea, Guinea, Mauritius, Niger, […]