This section contains brief pieces describing the Parties’ most recent achievements in implementing the Convention.
20 February 2018

19 February 2018 – Singapore is implementing an immediate increase in tobacco excise duty of 10%.

29 December 2017

Pakistan’s Ministry of National Health Services and Regulations issued, on 19 December 2017, its order requiring an increase in the size of pictorial health warnings on cigarette packaging to 50%.

15 December 2017

Brazil requires a text message on the front 30% of cigarette packages, and a pictorial warning on 100% of the back of the package.

5 October 2017

The Tongan Ministry of Health launched a 6 weeks campaign called Tuku Ifi Leva (Quit Smoking Now) starting on 5 October 2017.

25 September 2017

The Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA), in reference to the Excise Duty Act 2016 and the “Excise Duty (Excisable Goods Management System) Regulations, 2017”, calls upon manufacturers, importers

14 September 2017

After seven years of planning and intense work of the Ministry of Health, the National Assembly of Benin has unanimously adopted, on 14 September 2017, a new tobacco control law that will regulate

18 August 2017

An Inter-Country Meeting on Smokeless Tobacco Policy was organized by the WHO FCTC Global Knowledge Hub on Smokeless Tobacco, NICPR from 16 to 18 August in New Delhi.

1 August 2017

Luxembourg has recently banned e-cigarettes from public spaces in the same way as conventional smoking, and imposed tighter restrictions on smoking around children.