Updates

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

India
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.

Luxembourg
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.

Guyana
27 July 2017

The Parliament of Guyana passed the Tobacco Control Bill on 27 July and made a big step forward fighting the devastating effects of tobacco and implementing policies in accordance with the WHO FCTC

Hungary
14 July 2017

Hungary is now officially the 5th Party to implement plain packaging, as an advanced measure under Article 11 of the Convention.

Nigeria
30 June 2017

The Federal Ministry of Health of Nigeria launched a national tobacco-free campaign that is set to last from June to December 2017.

Georgia
5 May 2017

After several years of preparatory work, on 4 May 2017 the Parliament of Georgia adopted a new tobacco control act, amending the existing tobacco control act dated December 2010.

Lao People's Democratic Republic
1 May 2017

New pictorial health warnings covering 75% on both sides of packs must be affixed to all cigarette products of all brands, either domestically made or imported in the Lao People's Democratic Republ