Updates

October 1, 2015

United Kingdom: the ban of smoking in private vehicles in the presence of anyone under 18 comes into force in England and Wales

From the 1st of October 2015 it is illegal to smoke in a car (or other vehicle) with anyone under 18. The law aims to protect children and young people […]
August 12, 2015

Ghana: Increase in tobacco excise duties

As part of efforts to reduce the consumption of tobacco products and its related health hazards, the Parliament of Ghana has approved an increase in tobacco taxes through the passage […]
August 12, 2015

Jamaica: Workshop on the prevention of tobacco industry interference and follow-up actions

A workshop was held on 2-3 June 2015 for government officials to promote implementation of Article 5.3 of the Convention. The workshop was one of the activities that followed the […]
August 3, 2015

AUSTRIA: New tobacco control law adopted

The Austrian Parliament has imposed a complete smoking ban in all Austrian restaurants and other food providers and will be enforced beginning on 1 May 2018. Besides that, incentives of […]
July 28, 2015

Uganda: New tobacco control law adopted

On 28 July 2015, the Parliament of Uganda passed its new Tobacco Control Law after long negotiations and engagements with relevant stakeholders. The law requires 100% smoke-free public places, including […]
July 14, 2015

Iranian officials visited Singapore to learn about testing tobacco content

The Convention Secretariat supported two Iranian officials to undertake a study visit in Singapore at the Cigarette Testing Laboratory of the Health Sciences Authority on 6 to 9 July 2015. The visit […]
June 19, 2015

Norway: Workshop on legal issues relating to the implementation of plain / standardized tobacco packaging in Europe

The Norwegian Ministry of Health and Care Services, the Norwegian Cancer Society, and the McCabe Centre for Law and Cancer jointly conducted a workshop on legal issues relating to the […]
June 16, 2015

Democratic Republic of the Congo: Celebrations of the 2015 “World No Tobacco Day” and launch of the campaign ESPACES NON FUMEURS

June 10, 2015

CDC foundation releases GATS Atlas

The GATS Atlas presents tobacco statistics from Global Adult Tobacco Surveys implemented in 22 countries. It is structured following the articles of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control and […]
June 8, 2015

Palau: national coordination mechanism established

The Republic of Palau is establishing a new national coordinating mechanism, as required under Article 5.2(a) of the WHO FCTC, with its madate covering, beyong tobacco control, all non-communicable diseases. […]