Law Library of Congress - Global Legal Monitor: Global Legal Monitor: Tobacco and smoking http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?home The Global Legal Monitor is an online publication from the Law Library of Congress covering legal news and developments worldwide. It is updated frequently and draws on information from the Global Legal Information Network, official national legal publications, and reliable press sources. You can search previous news by searching the archive. en-us Global Legal Monitor: World Health Organization: Report Calls for E-Cigarettes to Be Strictly Regulated http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404159_text Health; Marketing and advertising; Tobacco and smoking - In a report entitled Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems, to be discussed at the Conference of the Parties to the World Health Organization (WHO) Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, scheduled for October 13-18, 2014, the WHO recommends... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 15 Oct 2014 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404159_text Global Legal Monitor: France: Legislation Requiring Plain Packaging for Cigarettes to Be Developed http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404152_text Marketing and advertising; Tobacco and smoking - In a report entitled Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems, to be discussed at the Conference of the Parties to the World Health Organization (WHO) Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, scheduled for October 13-18, 2014, the WHO recommends The French Health Minister has announced a new plan to reduce tobacco use in France by requiring that cigarettes be sold in plain packs. (Press Kit, Programme National de Reduction du Tabagisme [National Program for... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 08 Oct 2014 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404152_text Global Legal Monitor: Finland: Plan to Become a Smoke-Free Country http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404093_text Excise taxes; Marketing and advertising; Taxation; Tobacco and smoking - In a report entitled Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems, to be discussed at the Conference of the Parties to the World Health Organization (WHO) Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, scheduled for October 13-18, 2014, the WHO recommends The French Health Minister has announced a new plan to reduce tobacco use in France by requiring that cigarettes be sold in plain packs. (Press Kit, Programme National de Reduction du Tabagisme [National Program for Finland's government has adopted a Roadmap Towards a Smoke-Free Finland, designed to both help smokers quit and prevent people from starting to smoke in the first place. (Finland Wants to Be Smoke-Free by 2040, ICE... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 08 Aug 2014 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404093_text Global Legal Monitor: Bosnia-Herzegovina: Increase of Excise Tax on Tobacco http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404031_text Excise taxes; Taxation; Tobacco and smoking - In a report entitled Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems, to be discussed at the Conference of the Parties to the World Health Organization (WHO) Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, scheduled for October 13-18, 2014, the WHO recommends The French Health Minister has announced a new plan to reduce tobacco use in France by requiring that cigarettes be sold in plain packs. (Press Kit, Programme National de Reduction du Tabagisme [National Program for Finland's government has adopted a Roadmap Towards a Smoke-Free Finland, designed to both help smokers quit and prevent people from starting to smoke in the first place. (Finland Wants to Be Smoke-Free by 2040, ICE It was reported on June 6, 2014, that the Parliament of Bosnia and Herzegovina had passed amendments to the country's Law on Excises. The amendments will take effect on July 1, 2014. (Dinka Antic, Bosnia and... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 13 Jun 2014 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404031_text Global Legal Monitor: European Union: Adoption of the Revised Tobacco Directive http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403940_text Consumer protection; Public health; Tobacco and smoking - In a report entitled Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems, to be discussed at the Conference of the Parties to the World Health Organization (WHO) Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, scheduled for October 13-18, 2014, the WHO recommends The French Health Minister has announced a new plan to reduce tobacco use in France by requiring that cigarettes be sold in plain packs. (Press Kit, Programme National de Reduction du Tabagisme [National Program for Finland's government has adopted a Roadmap Towards a Smoke-Free Finland, designed to both help smokers quit and prevent people from starting to smoke in the first place. (Finland Wants to Be Smoke-Free by 2040, ICE It was reported on June 6, 2014, that the Parliament of Bosnia and Herzegovina had passed amendments to the country's Law on Excises. The amendments will take effect on July 1, 2014. (Dinka Antic, Bosnia and On March 14, 2014, the Council of the European Union endorsed the draft Tobacco Products Directive, following the Parliament's approval of the proposal in February 2014. The Parliament and the Council were instrumental in urging the... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403940_text Global Legal Monitor: Estonia: Smoking or Taking Drugs During Pregnancy May Be Criminalized http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403707_text Crime and law enforcement; Narcotics and drug abuse; Tobacco and smoking - In a report entitled Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems, to be discussed at the Conference of the Parties to the World Health Organization (WHO) Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, scheduled for October 13-18, 2014, the WHO recommends The French Health Minister has announced a new plan to reduce tobacco use in France by requiring that cigarettes be sold in plain packs. (Press Kit, Programme National de Reduction du Tabagisme [National Program for Finland's government has adopted a Roadmap Towards a Smoke-Free Finland, designed to both help smokers quit and prevent people from starting to smoke in the first place. (Finland Wants to Be Smoke-Free by 2040, ICE It was reported on June 6, 2014, that the Parliament of Bosnia and Herzegovina had passed amendments to the country's Law on Excises. The amendments will take effect on July 1, 2014. (Dinka Antic, Bosnia and On March 14, 2014, the Council of the European Union endorsed the draft Tobacco Products Directive, following the Parliament's approval of the proposal in February 2014. The Parliament and the Council were instrumental in urging the Following the example of neighboring Latvia, where damaging children's health through second-hand smoking was criminalized recently ( see Peter Roudik, Latvia: Smoking Parents Will Be Prosecuted, GLOBAL LEGAL MONITOR (June 5,... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 20 Sep 2013 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403707_text Global Legal Monitor: Netherlands: Draft Smoking Ban Legislation Sent to Council of State http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403650_text Tobacco and smoking - In a report entitled Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems, to be discussed at the Conference of the Parties to the World Health Organization (WHO) Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, scheduled for October 13-18, 2014, the WHO recommends The French Health Minister has announced a new plan to reduce tobacco use in France by requiring that cigarettes be sold in plain packs. (Press Kit, Programme National de Reduction du Tabagisme [National Program for Finland's government has adopted a Roadmap Towards a Smoke-Free Finland, designed to both help smokers quit and prevent people from starting to smoke in the first place. (Finland Wants to Be Smoke-Free by 2040, ICE It was reported on June 6, 2014, that the Parliament of Bosnia and Herzegovina had passed amendments to the country's Law on Excises. The amendments will take effect on July 1, 2014. (Dinka Antic, Bosnia and On March 14, 2014, the Council of the European Union endorsed the draft Tobacco Products Directive, following the Parliament's approval of the proposal in February 2014. The Parliament and the Council were instrumental in urging the Following the example of neighboring Latvia, where damaging children's health through second-hand smoking was criminalized recently ( see Peter Roudik, Latvia: Smoking Parents Will Be Prosecuted, GLOBAL LEGAL MONITOR (June 5, On July 9, 2013, the State Secretary for Health, Welfare and Sport, Martin van Rijn, sent draft legislation on amending the Tobacco Act to reinstate a ban on smoking in all bars and cafes, regardless of... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 31 Jul 2013 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403650_text Global Legal Monitor: European Union: More Stringent Rules on Cigarettes Proposed http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403646_text Tobacco and smoking - In a report entitled Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems, to be discussed at the Conference of the Parties to the World Health Organization (WHO) Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, scheduled for October 13-18, 2014, the WHO recommends The French Health Minister has announced a new plan to reduce tobacco use in France by requiring that cigarettes be sold in plain packs. (Press Kit, Programme National de Reduction du Tabagisme [National Program for Finland's government has adopted a Roadmap Towards a Smoke-Free Finland, designed to both help smokers quit and prevent people from starting to smoke in the first place. (Finland Wants to Be Smoke-Free by 2040, ICE It was reported on June 6, 2014, that the Parliament of Bosnia and Herzegovina had passed amendments to the country's Law on Excises. The amendments will take effect on July 1, 2014. (Dinka Antic, Bosnia and On March 14, 2014, the Council of the European Union endorsed the draft Tobacco Products Directive, following the Parliament's approval of the proposal in February 2014. The Parliament and the Council were instrumental in urging the Following the example of neighboring Latvia, where damaging children's health through second-hand smoking was criminalized recently ( see Peter Roudik, Latvia: Smoking Parents Will Be Prosecuted, GLOBAL LEGAL MONITOR (June 5, On July 9, 2013, the State Secretary for Health, Welfare and Sport, Martin van Rijn, sent draft legislation on amending the Tobacco Act to reinstate a ban on smoking in all bars and cafes, regardless of On July 10, 2013, the European Parliament's Committee on Environment and Public Health endorsed new, stricter rules on cigarette distribution and marketing previously put forward by the European Commission. The new proposed directive is designed to... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 23 Jul 2013 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403646_text Global Legal Monitor: Israel: Heavy Penalty for Violation of Smoking Ban in Public Places http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403617_text Environmental protection; Workers safety and health; Tobacco and smoking - In a report entitled Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems, to be discussed at the Conference of the Parties to the World Health Organization (WHO) Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, scheduled for October 13-18, 2014, the WHO recommends The French Health Minister has announced a new plan to reduce tobacco use in France by requiring that cigarettes be sold in plain packs. (Press Kit, Programme National de Reduction du Tabagisme [National Program for Finland's government has adopted a Roadmap Towards a Smoke-Free Finland, designed to both help smokers quit and prevent people from starting to smoke in the first place. (Finland Wants to Be Smoke-Free by 2040, ICE It was reported on June 6, 2014, that the Parliament of Bosnia and Herzegovina had passed amendments to the country's Law on Excises. The amendments will take effect on July 1, 2014. (Dinka Antic, Bosnia and On March 14, 2014, the Council of the European Union endorsed the draft Tobacco Products Directive, following the Parliament's approval of the proposal in February 2014. The Parliament and the Council were instrumental in urging the Following the example of neighboring Latvia, where damaging children's health through second-hand smoking was criminalized recently ( see Peter Roudik, Latvia: Smoking Parents Will Be Prosecuted, GLOBAL LEGAL MONITOR (June 5, On July 9, 2013, the State Secretary for Health, Welfare and Sport, Martin van Rijn, sent draft legislation on amending the Tobacco Act to reinstate a ban on smoking in all bars and cafes, regardless of On July 10, 2013, the European Parliament's Committee on Environment and Public Health endorsed new, stricter rules on cigarette distribution and marketing previously put forward by the European Commission. The new proposed directive is designed to On May 20, 2013, the Supreme Court of Israel approved a plea bargain that included an unprecedented high amount of compensation in a class-action suit for violation of the prohibition on smoking in public places, in... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 17 Jun 2013 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403617_text Global Legal Monitor: Latvia: Smoking Parents Will Be Prosecuted http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403608_text Health and safety; Tobacco and smoking - In a report entitled Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems, to be discussed at the Conference of the Parties to the World Health Organization (WHO) Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, scheduled for October 13-18, 2014, the WHO recommends The French Health Minister has announced a new plan to reduce tobacco use in France by requiring that cigarettes be sold in plain packs. (Press Kit, Programme National de Reduction du Tabagisme [National Program for Finland's government has adopted a Roadmap Towards a Smoke-Free Finland, designed to both help smokers quit and prevent people from starting to smoke in the first place. (Finland Wants to Be Smoke-Free by 2040, ICE It was reported on June 6, 2014, that the Parliament of Bosnia and Herzegovina had passed amendments to the country's Law on Excises. The amendments will take effect on July 1, 2014. (Dinka Antic, Bosnia and On March 14, 2014, the Council of the European Union endorsed the draft Tobacco Products Directive, following the Parliament's approval of the proposal in February 2014. The Parliament and the Council were instrumental in urging the Following the example of neighboring Latvia, where damaging children's health through second-hand smoking was criminalized recently ( see Peter Roudik, Latvia: Smoking Parents Will Be Prosecuted, GLOBAL LEGAL MONITOR (June 5, On July 9, 2013, the State Secretary for Health, Welfare and Sport, Martin van Rijn, sent draft legislation on amending the Tobacco Act to reinstate a ban on smoking in all bars and cafes, regardless of On July 10, 2013, the European Parliament's Committee on Environment and Public Health endorsed new, stricter rules on cigarette distribution and marketing previously put forward by the European Commission. The new proposed directive is designed to On May 20, 2013, the Supreme Court of Israel approved a plea bargain that included an unprecedented high amount of compensation in a class-action suit for violation of the prohibition on smoking in public places, in On May 30, 2013, the Saeima (Latvia's legislature) adopted revisions to the Protection of the Rights of the Child Law that, as stated in the Parliament's press release, will protect a child's right to grow up... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 05 Jun 2013 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403608_text Global Legal Monitor: Taiwan: Proposals to Increase Taxation of and Health Surcharge on Tobacco Products http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403590_text Tobacco and smoking - In a report entitled Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems, to be discussed at the Conference of the Parties to the World Health Organization (WHO) Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, scheduled for October 13-18, 2014, the WHO recommends The French Health Minister has announced a new plan to reduce tobacco use in France by requiring that cigarettes be sold in plain packs. (Press Kit, Programme National de Reduction du Tabagisme [National Program for Finland's government has adopted a Roadmap Towards a Smoke-Free Finland, designed to both help smokers quit and prevent people from starting to smoke in the first place. (Finland Wants to Be Smoke-Free by 2040, ICE It was reported on June 6, 2014, that the Parliament of Bosnia and Herzegovina had passed amendments to the country's Law on Excises. The amendments will take effect on July 1, 2014. (Dinka Antic, Bosnia and On March 14, 2014, the Council of the European Union endorsed the draft Tobacco Products Directive, following the Parliament's approval of the proposal in February 2014. The Parliament and the Council were instrumental in urging the Following the example of neighboring Latvia, where damaging children's health through second-hand smoking was criminalized recently ( see Peter Roudik, Latvia: Smoking Parents Will Be Prosecuted, GLOBAL LEGAL MONITOR (June 5, On July 9, 2013, the State Secretary for Health, Welfare and Sport, Martin van Rijn, sent draft legislation on amending the Tobacco Act to reinstate a ban on smoking in all bars and cafes, regardless of On July 10, 2013, the European Parliament's Committee on Environment and Public Health endorsed new, stricter rules on cigarette distribution and marketing previously put forward by the European Commission. The new proposed directive is designed to On May 20, 2013, the Supreme Court of Israel approved a plea bargain that included an unprecedented high amount of compensation in a class-action suit for violation of the prohibition on smoking in public places, in On May 30, 2013, the Saeima (Latvia's legislature) adopted revisions to the Protection of the Rights of the Child Law that, as stated in the Parliament's press release, will protect a child's right to grow up On May 9, 2013, that the Executive Yuan (Cabinet) of the Republic of China (on Taiwan) approved amendments to the Tobacco and Alcohol Tax Act and to the Tobacco Hazards Prevention Act that, if they become... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 13 May 2013 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403590_text Global Legal Monitor: Indonesia: New Tobacco Control Law http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403459_text Tobacco and smoking - In a report entitled Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems, to be discussed at the Conference of the Parties to the World Health Organization (WHO) Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, scheduled for October 13-18, 2014, the WHO recommends The French Health Minister has announced a new plan to reduce tobacco use in France by requiring that cigarettes be sold in plain packs. (Press Kit, Programme National de Reduction du Tabagisme [National Program for Finland's government has adopted a Roadmap Towards a Smoke-Free Finland, designed to both help smokers quit and prevent people from starting to smoke in the first place. (Finland Wants to Be Smoke-Free by 2040, ICE It was reported on June 6, 2014, that the Parliament of Bosnia and Herzegovina had passed amendments to the country's Law on Excises. The amendments will take effect on July 1, 2014. (Dinka Antic, Bosnia and On March 14, 2014, the Council of the European Union endorsed the draft Tobacco Products Directive, following the Parliament's approval of the proposal in February 2014. The Parliament and the Council were instrumental in urging the Following the example of neighboring Latvia, where damaging children's health through second-hand smoking was criminalized recently ( see Peter Roudik, Latvia: Smoking Parents Will Be Prosecuted, GLOBAL LEGAL MONITOR (June 5, On July 9, 2013, the State Secretary for Health, Welfare and Sport, Martin van Rijn, sent draft legislation on amending the Tobacco Act to reinstate a ban on smoking in all bars and cafes, regardless of On July 10, 2013, the European Parliament's Committee on Environment and Public Health endorsed new, stricter rules on cigarette distribution and marketing previously put forward by the European Commission. The new proposed directive is designed to On May 20, 2013, the Supreme Court of Israel approved a plea bargain that included an unprecedented high amount of compensation in a class-action suit for violation of the prohibition on smoking in public places, in On May 30, 2013, the Saeima (Latvia's legislature) adopted revisions to the Protection of the Rights of the Child Law that, as stated in the Parliament's press release, will protect a child's right to grow up On May 9, 2013, that the Executive Yuan (Cabinet) of the Republic of China (on Taiwan) approved amendments to the Tobacco and Alcohol Tax Act and to the Tobacco Hazards Prevention Act that, if they become On December 24, 2012, Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono signed the Tobacco Control Regulation. Within the next 18 months, cigarette producers and importers will have to comply with its provisions, which include stricter rules on distribution... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 16 Jan 2013 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403459_text Global Legal Monitor: Norway: Tobacco Display Ban Upheld http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403349_text Tobacco and smoking - In a report entitled Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems, to be discussed at the Conference of the Parties to the World Health Organization (WHO) Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, scheduled for October 13-18, 2014, the WHO recommends The French Health Minister has announced a new plan to reduce tobacco use in France by requiring that cigarettes be sold in plain packs. (Press Kit, Programme National de Reduction du Tabagisme [National Program for Finland's government has adopted a Roadmap Towards a Smoke-Free Finland, designed to both help smokers quit and prevent people from starting to smoke in the first place. (Finland Wants to Be Smoke-Free by 2040, ICE It was reported on June 6, 2014, that the Parliament of Bosnia and Herzegovina had passed amendments to the country's Law on Excises. The amendments will take effect on July 1, 2014. (Dinka Antic, Bosnia and On March 14, 2014, the Council of the European Union endorsed the draft Tobacco Products Directive, following the Parliament's approval of the proposal in February 2014. The Parliament and the Council were instrumental in urging the Following the example of neighboring Latvia, where damaging children's health through second-hand smoking was criminalized recently ( see Peter Roudik, Latvia: Smoking Parents Will Be Prosecuted, GLOBAL LEGAL MONITOR (June 5, On July 9, 2013, the State Secretary for Health, Welfare and Sport, Martin van Rijn, sent draft legislation on amending the Tobacco Act to reinstate a ban on smoking in all bars and cafes, regardless of On July 10, 2013, the European Parliament's Committee on Environment and Public Health endorsed new, stricter rules on cigarette distribution and marketing previously put forward by the European Commission. The new proposed directive is designed to On May 20, 2013, the Supreme Court of Israel approved a plea bargain that included an unprecedented high amount of compensation in a class-action suit for violation of the prohibition on smoking in public places, in On May 30, 2013, the Saeima (Latvia's legislature) adopted revisions to the Protection of the Rights of the Child Law that, as stated in the Parliament's press release, will protect a child's right to grow up On May 9, 2013, that the Executive Yuan (Cabinet) of the Republic of China (on Taiwan) approved amendments to the Tobacco and Alcohol Tax Act and to the Tobacco Hazards Prevention Act that, if they become On December 24, 2012, Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono signed the Tobacco Control Regulation. Within the next 18 months, cigarette producers and importers will have to comply with its provisions, which include stricter rules on distribution On September 14, 2012, the Oslo District Court issued a ruling upholding Norway's ban on the display of tobacco products. The ban had come into force on... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 01 Oct 2012 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403349_text Global Legal Monitor: Czech Republic: Further Smoking Restrictions Contemplated http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403308_text Tobacco and smoking - In a report entitled Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems, to be discussed at the Conference of the Parties to the World Health Organization (WHO) Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, scheduled for October 13-18, 2014, the WHO recommends The French Health Minister has announced a new plan to reduce tobacco use in France by requiring that cigarettes be sold in plain packs. (Press Kit, Programme National de Reduction du Tabagisme [National Program for Finland's government has adopted a Roadmap Towards a Smoke-Free Finland, designed to both help smokers quit and prevent people from starting to smoke in the first place. (Finland Wants to Be Smoke-Free by 2040, ICE It was reported on June 6, 2014, that the Parliament of Bosnia and Herzegovina had passed amendments to the country's Law on Excises. The amendments will take effect on July 1, 2014. (Dinka Antic, Bosnia and On March 14, 2014, the Council of the European Union endorsed the draft Tobacco Products Directive, following the Parliament's approval of the proposal in February 2014. The Parliament and the Council were instrumental in urging the Following the example of neighboring Latvia, where damaging children's health through second-hand smoking was criminalized recently ( see Peter Roudik, Latvia: Smoking Parents Will Be Prosecuted, GLOBAL LEGAL MONITOR (June 5, On July 9, 2013, the State Secretary for Health, Welfare and Sport, Martin van Rijn, sent draft legislation on amending the Tobacco Act to reinstate a ban on smoking in all bars and cafes, regardless of On July 10, 2013, the European Parliament's Committee on Environment and Public Health endorsed new, stricter rules on cigarette distribution and marketing previously put forward by the European Commission. The new proposed directive is designed to On May 20, 2013, the Supreme Court of Israel approved a plea bargain that included an unprecedented high amount of compensation in a class-action suit for violation of the prohibition on smoking in public places, in On May 30, 2013, the Saeima (Latvia's legislature) adopted revisions to the Protection of the Rights of the Child Law that, as stated in the Parliament's press release, will protect a child's right to grow up On May 9, 2013, that the Executive Yuan (Cabinet) of the Republic of China (on Taiwan) approved amendments to the Tobacco and Alcohol Tax Act and to the Tobacco Hazards Prevention Act that, if they become On December 24, 2012, Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono signed the Tobacco Control Regulation. Within the next 18 months, cigarette producers and importers will have to comply with its provisions, which include stricter rules on distribution On September 14, 2012, the Oslo District Court issued a ruling upholding Norway's ban on the display of tobacco products. The ban had come into force on It was reported in June 2012 that the Health Ministry of the Czech Republic was preparing to tighten the country's anti-smoking legislation through the adoption of new measures protecting against damage caused by addictive substances. Under... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 04 Sep 2012 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403308_text Global Legal Monitor: Australia: Plain Packaging Law Upheld by High Court http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403286_text Tobacco and smoking - In a report entitled Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems, to be discussed at the Conference of the Parties to the World Health Organization (WHO) Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, scheduled for October 13-18, 2014, the WHO recommends The French Health Minister has announced a new plan to reduce tobacco use in France by requiring that cigarettes be sold in plain packs. (Press Kit, Programme National de Reduction du Tabagisme [National Program for Finland's government has adopted a Roadmap Towards a Smoke-Free Finland, designed to both help smokers quit and prevent people from starting to smoke in the first place. (Finland Wants to Be Smoke-Free by 2040, ICE It was reported on June 6, 2014, that the Parliament of Bosnia and Herzegovina had passed amendments to the country's Law on Excises. The amendments will take effect on July 1, 2014. (Dinka Antic, Bosnia and On March 14, 2014, the Council of the European Union endorsed the draft Tobacco Products Directive, following the Parliament's approval of the proposal in February 2014. The Parliament and the Council were instrumental in urging the Following the example of neighboring Latvia, where damaging children's health through second-hand smoking was criminalized recently ( see Peter Roudik, Latvia: Smoking Parents Will Be Prosecuted, GLOBAL LEGAL MONITOR (June 5, On July 9, 2013, the State Secretary for Health, Welfare and Sport, Martin van Rijn, sent draft legislation on amending the Tobacco Act to reinstate a ban on smoking in all bars and cafes, regardless of On July 10, 2013, the European Parliament's Committee on Environment and Public Health endorsed new, stricter rules on cigarette distribution and marketing previously put forward by the European Commission. The new proposed directive is designed to On May 20, 2013, the Supreme Court of Israel approved a plea bargain that included an unprecedented high amount of compensation in a class-action suit for violation of the prohibition on smoking in public places, in On May 30, 2013, the Saeima (Latvia's legislature) adopted revisions to the Protection of the Rights of the Child Law that, as stated in the Parliament's press release, will protect a child's right to grow up On May 9, 2013, that the Executive Yuan (Cabinet) of the Republic of China (on Taiwan) approved amendments to the Tobacco and Alcohol Tax Act and to the Tobacco Hazards Prevention Act that, if they become On December 24, 2012, Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono signed the Tobacco Control Regulation. Within the next 18 months, cigarette producers and importers will have to comply with its provisions, which include stricter rules on distribution On September 14, 2012, the Oslo District Court issued a ruling upholding Norway's ban on the display of tobacco products. The ban had come into force on It was reported in June 2012 that the Health Ministry of the Czech Republic was preparing to tighten the country's anti-smoking legislation through the adoption of new measures protecting against damage caused by addictive substances. Under On August 15, 2012, the High Court of Australia rejected a constitutional challenge to legislation passed in November 2011 that will require plain packaging of cigarettes. (High Court of Australia, Summary of Pronouncement of Orders:... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 16 Aug 2012 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403286_text Global Legal Monitor: Turkey: Tobacco Control Law Tightened http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403255_text Tobacco and smoking - In a report entitled Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems, to be discussed at the Conference of the Parties to the World Health Organization (WHO) Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, scheduled for October 13-18, 2014, the WHO recommends The French Health Minister has announced a new plan to reduce tobacco use in France by requiring that cigarettes be sold in plain packs. (Press Kit, Programme National de Reduction du Tabagisme [National Program for Finland's government has adopted a Roadmap Towards a Smoke-Free Finland, designed to both help smokers quit and prevent people from starting to smoke in the first place. (Finland Wants to Be Smoke-Free by 2040, ICE It was reported on June 6, 2014, that the Parliament of Bosnia and Herzegovina had passed amendments to the country's Law on Excises. The amendments will take effect on July 1, 2014. (Dinka Antic, Bosnia and On March 14, 2014, the Council of the European Union endorsed the draft Tobacco Products Directive, following the Parliament's approval of the proposal in February 2014. The Parliament and the Council were instrumental in urging the Following the example of neighboring Latvia, where damaging children's health through second-hand smoking was criminalized recently ( see Peter Roudik, Latvia: Smoking Parents Will Be Prosecuted, GLOBAL LEGAL MONITOR (June 5, On July 9, 2013, the State Secretary for Health, Welfare and Sport, Martin van Rijn, sent draft legislation on amending the Tobacco Act to reinstate a ban on smoking in all bars and cafes, regardless of On July 10, 2013, the European Parliament's Committee on Environment and Public Health endorsed new, stricter rules on cigarette distribution and marketing previously put forward by the European Commission. The new proposed directive is designed to On May 20, 2013, the Supreme Court of Israel approved a plea bargain that included an unprecedented high amount of compensation in a class-action suit for violation of the prohibition on smoking in public places, in On May 30, 2013, the Saeima (Latvia's legislature) adopted revisions to the Protection of the Rights of the Child Law that, as stated in the Parliament's press release, will protect a child's right to grow up On May 9, 2013, that the Executive Yuan (Cabinet) of the Republic of China (on Taiwan) approved amendments to the Tobacco and Alcohol Tax Act and to the Tobacco Hazards Prevention Act that, if they become On December 24, 2012, Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono signed the Tobacco Control Regulation. Within the next 18 months, cigarette producers and importers will have to comply with its provisions, which include stricter rules on distribution On September 14, 2012, the Oslo District Court issued a ruling upholding Norway's ban on the display of tobacco products. The ban had come into force on It was reported in June 2012 that the Health Ministry of the Czech Republic was preparing to tighten the country's anti-smoking legislation through the adoption of new measures protecting against damage caused by addictive substances. Under On August 15, 2012, the High Court of Australia rejected a constitutional challenge to legislation passed in November 2011 that will require plain packaging of cigarettes. (High Court of Australia, Summary of Pronouncement of Orders: On July 4, 2012, the Turkish Parliament (the Grand National Assembly, Turkiye Buyuk Millet Meclisi, or TBMM), passed amendments to the Law on the Prevention and Control of Hazards of Tobacco Products (Tutun andUuml;runlerinin Zararlarinin andOuml;nlenmesi... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 25 Jul 2012 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403255_text Global Legal Monitor: Ukraine: New Restrictions on Smoking Introduced http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403172_text Tobacco and smoking - In a report entitled Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems, to be discussed at the Conference of the Parties to the World Health Organization (WHO) Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, scheduled for October 13-18, 2014, the WHO recommends The French Health Minister has announced a new plan to reduce tobacco use in France by requiring that cigarettes be sold in plain packs. (Press Kit, Programme National de Reduction du Tabagisme [National Program for Finland's government has adopted a Roadmap Towards a Smoke-Free Finland, designed to both help smokers quit and prevent people from starting to smoke in the first place. (Finland Wants to Be Smoke-Free by 2040, ICE It was reported on June 6, 2014, that the Parliament of Bosnia and Herzegovina had passed amendments to the country's Law on Excises. The amendments will take effect on July 1, 2014. (Dinka Antic, Bosnia and On March 14, 2014, the Council of the European Union endorsed the draft Tobacco Products Directive, following the Parliament's approval of the proposal in February 2014. The Parliament and the Council were instrumental in urging the Following the example of neighboring Latvia, where damaging children's health through second-hand smoking was criminalized recently ( see Peter Roudik, Latvia: Smoking Parents Will Be Prosecuted, GLOBAL LEGAL MONITOR (June 5, On July 9, 2013, the State Secretary for Health, Welfare and Sport, Martin van Rijn, sent draft legislation on amending the Tobacco Act to reinstate a ban on smoking in all bars and cafes, regardless of On July 10, 2013, the European Parliament's Committee on Environment and Public Health endorsed new, stricter rules on cigarette distribution and marketing previously put forward by the European Commission. The new proposed directive is designed to On May 20, 2013, the Supreme Court of Israel approved a plea bargain that included an unprecedented high amount of compensation in a class-action suit for violation of the prohibition on smoking in public places, in On May 30, 2013, the Saeima (Latvia's legislature) adopted revisions to the Protection of the Rights of the Child Law that, as stated in the Parliament's press release, will protect a child's right to grow up On May 9, 2013, that the Executive Yuan (Cabinet) of the Republic of China (on Taiwan) approved amendments to the Tobacco and Alcohol Tax Act and to the Tobacco Hazards Prevention Act that, if they become On December 24, 2012, Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono signed the Tobacco Control Regulation. Within the next 18 months, cigarette producers and importers will have to comply with its provisions, which include stricter rules on distribution On September 14, 2012, the Oslo District Court issued a ruling upholding Norway's ban on the display of tobacco products. The ban had come into force on It was reported in June 2012 that the Health Ministry of the Czech Republic was preparing to tighten the country's anti-smoking legislation through the adoption of new measures protecting against damage caused by addictive substances. Under On August 15, 2012, the High Court of Australia rejected a constitutional challenge to legislation passed in November 2011 that will require plain packaging of cigarettes. (High Court of Australia, Summary of Pronouncement of Orders: On July 4, 2012, the Turkish Parliament (the Grand National Assembly, Turkiye Buyuk Millet Meclisi, or TBMM), passed amendments to the Law on the Prevention and Control of Hazards of Tobacco Products (Tutun andUuml;runlerinin Zararlarinin andOuml;nlenmesi On May 24, 2012, the Verkhovna Rada (legislature) of Ukraine adopted a law amending several previously passed laws regulating consumption of tobacco products (Text of the law [in Ukrainian], Verkhovna Rada website (last visited May... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 31 May 2012 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403172_text Global Legal Monitor: Denmark: New Smoking Law Controversial http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403112_text Tobacco and smoking - In a report entitled Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems, to be discussed at the Conference of the Parties to the World Health Organization (WHO) Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, scheduled for October 13-18, 2014, the WHO recommends The French Health Minister has announced a new plan to reduce tobacco use in France by requiring that cigarettes be sold in plain packs. (Press Kit, Programme National de Reduction du Tabagisme [National Program for Finland's government has adopted a Roadmap Towards a Smoke-Free Finland, designed to both help smokers quit and prevent people from starting to smoke in the first place. (Finland Wants to Be Smoke-Free by 2040, ICE It was reported on June 6, 2014, that the Parliament of Bosnia and Herzegovina had passed amendments to the country's Law on Excises. The amendments will take effect on July 1, 2014. (Dinka Antic, Bosnia and On March 14, 2014, the Council of the European Union endorsed the draft Tobacco Products Directive, following the Parliament's approval of the proposal in February 2014. The Parliament and the Council were instrumental in urging the Following the example of neighboring Latvia, where damaging children's health through second-hand smoking was criminalized recently ( see Peter Roudik, Latvia: Smoking Parents Will Be Prosecuted, GLOBAL LEGAL MONITOR (June 5, On July 9, 2013, the State Secretary for Health, Welfare and Sport, Martin van Rijn, sent draft legislation on amending the Tobacco Act to reinstate a ban on smoking in all bars and cafes, regardless of On July 10, 2013, the European Parliament's Committee on Environment and Public Health endorsed new, stricter rules on cigarette distribution and marketing previously put forward by the European Commission. The new proposed directive is designed to On May 20, 2013, the Supreme Court of Israel approved a plea bargain that included an unprecedented high amount of compensation in a class-action suit for violation of the prohibition on smoking in public places, in On May 30, 2013, the Saeima (Latvia's legislature) adopted revisions to the Protection of the Rights of the Child Law that, as stated in the Parliament's press release, will protect a child's right to grow up On May 9, 2013, that the Executive Yuan (Cabinet) of the Republic of China (on Taiwan) approved amendments to the Tobacco and Alcohol Tax Act and to the Tobacco Hazards Prevention Act that, if they become On December 24, 2012, Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono signed the Tobacco Control Regulation. Within the next 18 months, cigarette producers and importers will have to comply with its provisions, which include stricter rules on distribution On September 14, 2012, the Oslo District Court issued a ruling upholding Norway's ban on the display of tobacco products. The ban had come into force on It was reported in June 2012 that the Health Ministry of the Czech Republic was preparing to tighten the country's anti-smoking legislation through the adoption of new measures protecting against damage caused by addictive substances. Under On August 15, 2012, the High Court of Australia rejected a constitutional challenge to legislation passed in November 2011 that will require plain packaging of cigarettes. (High Court of Australia, Summary of Pronouncement of Orders: On July 4, 2012, the Turkish Parliament (the Grand National Assembly, Turkiye Buyuk Millet Meclisi, or TBMM), passed amendments to the Law on the Prevention and Control of Hazards of Tobacco Products (Tutun andUuml;runlerinin Zararlarinin andOuml;nlenmesi On May 24, 2012, the Verkhovna Rada (legislature) of Ukraine adopted a law amending several previously passed laws regulating consumption of tobacco products (Text of the law [in Ukrainian], Verkhovna Rada website (last visited May A new smoking law agreed to on April 21, 2012, in Denmark, will impose a ban on smoking in educational institutions designed for children and youths and in single-person offices. Staff members will be able to... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 24 Apr 2012 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403112_text Global Legal Monitor: New Zealand: Legislation Requiring Plain Packaging for Tobacco Products to Be Developed http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403106_text Tobacco and smoking - In a report entitled Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems, to be discussed at the Conference of the Parties to the World Health Organization (WHO) Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, scheduled for October 13-18, 2014, the WHO recommends The French Health Minister has announced a new plan to reduce tobacco use in France by requiring that cigarettes be sold in plain packs. (Press Kit, Programme National de Reduction du Tabagisme [National Program for Finland's government has adopted a Roadmap Towards a Smoke-Free Finland, designed to both help smokers quit and prevent people from starting to smoke in the first place. (Finland Wants to Be Smoke-Free by 2040, ICE It was reported on June 6, 2014, that the Parliament of Bosnia and Herzegovina had passed amendments to the country's Law on Excises. The amendments will take effect on July 1, 2014. (Dinka Antic, Bosnia and On March 14, 2014, the Council of the European Union endorsed the draft Tobacco Products Directive, following the Parliament's approval of the proposal in February 2014. The Parliament and the Council were instrumental in urging the Following the example of neighboring Latvia, where damaging children's health through second-hand smoking was criminalized recently ( see Peter Roudik, Latvia: Smoking Parents Will Be Prosecuted, GLOBAL LEGAL MONITOR (June 5, On July 9, 2013, the State Secretary for Health, Welfare and Sport, Martin van Rijn, sent draft legislation on amending the Tobacco Act to reinstate a ban on smoking in all bars and cafes, regardless of On July 10, 2013, the European Parliament's Committee on Environment and Public Health endorsed new, stricter rules on cigarette distribution and marketing previously put forward by the European Commission. The new proposed directive is designed to On May 20, 2013, the Supreme Court of Israel approved a plea bargain that included an unprecedented high amount of compensation in a class-action suit for violation of the prohibition on smoking in public places, in On May 30, 2013, the Saeima (Latvia's legislature) adopted revisions to the Protection of the Rights of the Child Law that, as stated in the Parliament's press release, will protect a child's right to grow up On May 9, 2013, that the Executive Yuan (Cabinet) of the Republic of China (on Taiwan) approved amendments to the Tobacco and Alcohol Tax Act and to the Tobacco Hazards Prevention Act that, if they become On December 24, 2012, Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono signed the Tobacco Control Regulation. Within the next 18 months, cigarette producers and importers will have to comply with its provisions, which include stricter rules on distribution On September 14, 2012, the Oslo District Court issued a ruling upholding Norway's ban on the display of tobacco products. The ban had come into force on It was reported in June 2012 that the Health Ministry of the Czech Republic was preparing to tighten the country's anti-smoking legislation through the adoption of new measures protecting against damage caused by addictive substances. Under On August 15, 2012, the High Court of Australia rejected a constitutional challenge to legislation passed in November 2011 that will require plain packaging of cigarettes. (High Court of Australia, Summary of Pronouncement of Orders: On July 4, 2012, the Turkish Parliament (the Grand National Assembly, Turkiye Buyuk Millet Meclisi, or TBMM), passed amendments to the Law on the Prevention and Control of Hazards of Tobacco Products (Tutun andUuml;runlerinin Zararlarinin andOuml;nlenmesi On May 24, 2012, the Verkhovna Rada (legislature) of Ukraine adopted a law amending several previously passed laws regulating consumption of tobacco products (Text of the law [in Ukrainian], Verkhovna Rada website (last visited May A new smoking law agreed to on April 21, 2012, in Denmark, will impose a ban on smoking in educational institutions designed for children and youths and in single-person offices. Staff members will be able to On April 19, 2012, New Zealand's Associate Health Minister, Hon. Tariana Turia, announced that the Cabinet had agreed in principle to develop legislation requiring plain packaging for tobacco products. However, any proposed legislation will be subject... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 23 Apr 2012 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403106_text Global Legal Monitor: Indonesia: Stricter Anti-Tobacco Rules Being Drafted http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402997_text Tobacco and smoking - In a report entitled Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems, to be discussed at the Conference of the Parties to the World Health Organization (WHO) Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, scheduled for October 13-18, 2014, the WHO recommends The French Health Minister has announced a new plan to reduce tobacco use in France by requiring that cigarettes be sold in plain packs. (Press Kit, Programme National de Reduction du Tabagisme [National Program for Finland's government has adopted a Roadmap Towards a Smoke-Free Finland, designed to both help smokers quit and prevent people from starting to smoke in the first place. (Finland Wants to Be Smoke-Free by 2040, ICE It was reported on June 6, 2014, that the Parliament of Bosnia and Herzegovina had passed amendments to the country's Law on Excises. The amendments will take effect on July 1, 2014. (Dinka Antic, Bosnia and On March 14, 2014, the Council of the European Union endorsed the draft Tobacco Products Directive, following the Parliament's approval of the proposal in February 2014. The Parliament and the Council were instrumental in urging the Following the example of neighboring Latvia, where damaging children's health through second-hand smoking was criminalized recently ( see Peter Roudik, Latvia: Smoking Parents Will Be Prosecuted, GLOBAL LEGAL MONITOR (June 5, On July 9, 2013, the State Secretary for Health, Welfare and Sport, Martin van Rijn, sent draft legislation on amending the Tobacco Act to reinstate a ban on smoking in all bars and cafes, regardless of On July 10, 2013, the European Parliament's Committee on Environment and Public Health endorsed new, stricter rules on cigarette distribution and marketing previously put forward by the European Commission. The new proposed directive is designed to On May 20, 2013, the Supreme Court of Israel approved a plea bargain that included an unprecedented high amount of compensation in a class-action suit for violation of the prohibition on smoking in public places, in On May 30, 2013, the Saeima (Latvia's legislature) adopted revisions to the Protection of the Rights of the Child Law that, as stated in the Parliament's press release, will protect a child's right to grow up On May 9, 2013, that the Executive Yuan (Cabinet) of the Republic of China (on Taiwan) approved amendments to the Tobacco and Alcohol Tax Act and to the Tobacco Hazards Prevention Act that, if they become On December 24, 2012, Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono signed the Tobacco Control Regulation. Within the next 18 months, cigarette producers and importers will have to comply with its provisions, which include stricter rules on distribution On September 14, 2012, the Oslo District Court issued a ruling upholding Norway's ban on the display of tobacco products. The ban had come into force on It was reported in June 2012 that the Health Ministry of the Czech Republic was preparing to tighten the country's anti-smoking legislation through the adoption of new measures protecting against damage caused by addictive substances. Under On August 15, 2012, the High Court of Australia rejected a constitutional challenge to legislation passed in November 2011 that will require plain packaging of cigarettes. (High Court of Australia, Summary of Pronouncement of Orders: On July 4, 2012, the Turkish Parliament (the Grand National Assembly, Turkiye Buyuk Millet Meclisi, or TBMM), passed amendments to the Law on the Prevention and Control of Hazards of Tobacco Products (Tutun andUuml;runlerinin Zararlarinin andOuml;nlenmesi On May 24, 2012, the Verkhovna Rada (legislature) of Ukraine adopted a law amending several previously passed laws regulating consumption of tobacco products (Text of the law [in Ukrainian], Verkhovna Rada website (last visited May A new smoking law agreed to on April 21, 2012, in Denmark, will impose a ban on smoking in educational institutions designed for children and youths and in single-person offices. Staff members will be able to On April 19, 2012, New Zealand's Associate Health Minister, Hon. Tariana Turia, announced that the Cabinet had agreed in principle to develop legislation requiring plain packaging for tobacco products. However, any proposed legislation will be subject On February 21, 2012, Bambang Sulistomo, an advisor to Indonesia's Health Ministry, announced the country would be going forward with stricter rules on tobacco sales and labeling. The plans have been under discussion since 2010 and... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 23 Feb 2012 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402997_text Global Legal Monitor: Indonesia: Bali Council Adopts Stringent Anti-Smoking Rules http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402902_text Tobacco and smoking - In a report entitled Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems, to be discussed at the Conference of the Parties to the World Health Organization (WHO) Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, scheduled for October 13-18, 2014, the WHO recommends The French Health Minister has announced a new plan to reduce tobacco use in France by requiring that cigarettes be sold in plain packs. (Press Kit, Programme National de Reduction du Tabagisme [National Program for Finland's government has adopted a Roadmap Towards a Smoke-Free Finland, designed to both help smokers quit and prevent people from starting to smoke in the first place. (Finland Wants to Be Smoke-Free by 2040, ICE It was reported on June 6, 2014, that the Parliament of Bosnia and Herzegovina had passed amendments to the country's Law on Excises. The amendments will take effect on July 1, 2014. (Dinka Antic, Bosnia and On March 14, 2014, the Council of the European Union endorsed the draft Tobacco Products Directive, following the Parliament's approval of the proposal in February 2014. The Parliament and the Council were instrumental in urging the Following the example of neighboring Latvia, where damaging children's health through second-hand smoking was criminalized recently ( see Peter Roudik, Latvia: Smoking Parents Will Be Prosecuted, GLOBAL LEGAL MONITOR (June 5, On July 9, 2013, the State Secretary for Health, Welfare and Sport, Martin van Rijn, sent draft legislation on amending the Tobacco Act to reinstate a ban on smoking in all bars and cafes, regardless of On July 10, 2013, the European Parliament's Committee on Environment and Public Health endorsed new, stricter rules on cigarette distribution and marketing previously put forward by the European Commission. The new proposed directive is designed to On May 20, 2013, the Supreme Court of Israel approved a plea bargain that included an unprecedented high amount of compensation in a class-action suit for violation of the prohibition on smoking in public places, in On May 30, 2013, the Saeima (Latvia's legislature) adopted revisions to the Protection of the Rights of the Child Law that, as stated in the Parliament's press release, will protect a child's right to grow up On May 9, 2013, that the Executive Yuan (Cabinet) of the Republic of China (on Taiwan) approved amendments to the Tobacco and Alcohol Tax Act and to the Tobacco Hazards Prevention Act that, if they become On December 24, 2012, Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono signed the Tobacco Control Regulation. Within the next 18 months, cigarette producers and importers will have to comply with its provisions, which include stricter rules on distribution On September 14, 2012, the Oslo District Court issued a ruling upholding Norway's ban on the display of tobacco products. The ban had come into force on It was reported in June 2012 that the Health Ministry of the Czech Republic was preparing to tighten the country's anti-smoking legislation through the adoption of new measures protecting against damage caused by addictive substances. Under On August 15, 2012, the High Court of Australia rejected a constitutional challenge to legislation passed in November 2011 that will require plain packaging of cigarettes. (High Court of Australia, Summary of Pronouncement of Orders: On July 4, 2012, the Turkish Parliament (the Grand National Assembly, Turkiye Buyuk Millet Meclisi, or TBMM), passed amendments to the Law on the Prevention and Control of Hazards of Tobacco Products (Tutun andUuml;runlerinin Zararlarinin andOuml;nlenmesi On May 24, 2012, the Verkhovna Rada (legislature) of Ukraine adopted a law amending several previously passed laws regulating consumption of tobacco products (Text of the law [in Ukrainian], Verkhovna Rada website (last visited May A new smoking law agreed to on April 21, 2012, in Denmark, will impose a ban on smoking in educational institutions designed for children and youths and in single-person offices. Staff members will be able to On April 19, 2012, New Zealand's Associate Health Minister, Hon. Tariana Turia, announced that the Cabinet had agreed in principle to develop legislation requiring plain packaging for tobacco products. However, any proposed legislation will be subject On February 21, 2012, Bambang Sulistomo, an advisor to Indonesia's Health Ministry, announced the country would be going forward with stricter rules on tobacco sales and labeling. The plans have been under discussion since 2010 and It was reported on November 28, 2011, that the Legislative Council of the Province of Bali endorsed harsh punishments for persons caught smoking in non-smoking areas. If approved by the Minister of Home Affairs, the provincial... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 30 Nov 2011 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402902_text Global Legal Monitor: Israel: Prohibition on Machine Sale of Tobacco Products http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402826_text Tobacco and smoking - In a report entitled Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems, to be discussed at the Conference of the Parties to the World Health Organization (WHO) Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, scheduled for October 13-18, 2014, the WHO recommends The French Health Minister has announced a new plan to reduce tobacco use in France by requiring that cigarettes be sold in plain packs. (Press Kit, Programme National de Reduction du Tabagisme [National Program for Finland's government has adopted a Roadmap Towards a Smoke-Free Finland, designed to both help smokers quit and prevent people from starting to smoke in the first place. (Finland Wants to Be Smoke-Free by 2040, ICE It was reported on June 6, 2014, that the Parliament of Bosnia and Herzegovina had passed amendments to the country's Law on Excises. The amendments will take effect on July 1, 2014. (Dinka Antic, Bosnia and On March 14, 2014, the Council of the European Union endorsed the draft Tobacco Products Directive, following the Parliament's approval of the proposal in February 2014. The Parliament and the Council were instrumental in urging the Following the example of neighboring Latvia, where damaging children's health through second-hand smoking was criminalized recently ( see Peter Roudik, Latvia: Smoking Parents Will Be Prosecuted, GLOBAL LEGAL MONITOR (June 5, On July 9, 2013, the State Secretary for Health, Welfare and Sport, Martin van Rijn, sent draft legislation on amending the Tobacco Act to reinstate a ban on smoking in all bars and cafes, regardless of On July 10, 2013, the European Parliament's Committee on Environment and Public Health endorsed new, stricter rules on cigarette distribution and marketing previously put forward by the European Commission. The new proposed directive is designed to On May 20, 2013, the Supreme Court of Israel approved a plea bargain that included an unprecedented high amount of compensation in a class-action suit for violation of the prohibition on smoking in public places, in On May 30, 2013, the Saeima (Latvia's legislature) adopted revisions to the Protection of the Rights of the Child Law that, as stated in the Parliament's press release, will protect a child's right to grow up On May 9, 2013, that the Executive Yuan (Cabinet) of the Republic of China (on Taiwan) approved amendments to the Tobacco and Alcohol Tax Act and to the Tobacco Hazards Prevention Act that, if they become On December 24, 2012, Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono signed the Tobacco Control Regulation. Within the next 18 months, cigarette producers and importers will have to comply with its provisions, which include stricter rules on distribution On September 14, 2012, the Oslo District Court issued a ruling upholding Norway's ban on the display of tobacco products. The ban had come into force on It was reported in June 2012 that the Health Ministry of the Czech Republic was preparing to tighten the country's anti-smoking legislation through the adoption of new measures protecting against damage caused by addictive substances. Under On August 15, 2012, the High Court of Australia rejected a constitutional challenge to legislation passed in November 2011 that will require plain packaging of cigarettes. (High Court of Australia, Summary of Pronouncement of Orders: On July 4, 2012, the Turkish Parliament (the Grand National Assembly, Turkiye Buyuk Millet Meclisi, or TBMM), passed amendments to the Law on the Prevention and Control of Hazards of Tobacco Products (Tutun andUuml;runlerinin Zararlarinin andOuml;nlenmesi On May 24, 2012, the Verkhovna Rada (legislature) of Ukraine adopted a law amending several previously passed laws regulating consumption of tobacco products (Text of the law [in Ukrainian], Verkhovna Rada website (last visited May A new smoking law agreed to on April 21, 2012, in Denmark, will impose a ban on smoking in educational institutions designed for children and youths and in single-person offices. Staff members will be able to On April 19, 2012, New Zealand's Associate Health Minister, Hon. Tariana Turia, announced that the Cabinet had agreed in principle to develop legislation requiring plain packaging for tobacco products. However, any proposed legislation will be subject On February 21, 2012, Bambang Sulistomo, an advisor to Indonesia's Health Ministry, announced the country would be going forward with stricter rules on tobacco sales and labeling. The plans have been under discussion since 2010 and It was reported on November 28, 2011, that the Legislative Council of the Province of Bali endorsed harsh punishments for persons caught smoking in non-smoking areas. If approved by the Minister of Home Affairs, the provincial On August 3, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed an amendment to the Tobacco Products for Smoking (Restriction on Advertising) Law, 5743-1983, as amended. The Law prohibits the advertising and sale of tobacco products to minors.... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 28 Sep 2011 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402826_text Global Legal Monitor: Nepal: Bill on Tobacco Control Adopted by Legislature http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402660_text Tobacco and smoking - In a report entitled Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems, to be discussed at the Conference of the Parties to the World Health Organization (WHO) Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, scheduled for October 13-18, 2014, the WHO recommends The French Health Minister has announced a new plan to reduce tobacco use in France by requiring that cigarettes be sold in plain packs. (Press Kit, Programme National de Reduction du Tabagisme [National Program for Finland's government has adopted a Roadmap Towards a Smoke-Free Finland, designed to both help smokers quit and prevent people from starting to smoke in the first place. (Finland Wants to Be Smoke-Free by 2040, ICE It was reported on June 6, 2014, that the Parliament of Bosnia and Herzegovina had passed amendments to the country's Law on Excises. The amendments will take effect on July 1, 2014. (Dinka Antic, Bosnia and On March 14, 2014, the Council of the European Union endorsed the draft Tobacco Products Directive, following the Parliament's approval of the proposal in February 2014. The Parliament and the Council were instrumental in urging the Following the example of neighboring Latvia, where damaging children's health through second-hand smoking was criminalized recently ( see Peter Roudik, Latvia: Smoking Parents Will Be Prosecuted, GLOBAL LEGAL MONITOR (June 5, On July 9, 2013, the State Secretary for Health, Welfare and Sport, Martin van Rijn, sent draft legislation on amending the Tobacco Act to reinstate a ban on smoking in all bars and cafes, regardless of On July 10, 2013, the European Parliament's Committee on Environment and Public Health endorsed new, stricter rules on cigarette distribution and marketing previously put forward by the European Commission. The new proposed directive is designed to On May 20, 2013, the Supreme Court of Israel approved a plea bargain that included an unprecedented high amount of compensation in a class-action suit for violation of the prohibition on smoking in public places, in On May 30, 2013, the Saeima (Latvia's legislature) adopted revisions to the Protection of the Rights of the Child Law that, as stated in the Parliament's press release, will protect a child's right to grow up On May 9, 2013, that the Executive Yuan (Cabinet) of the Republic of China (on Taiwan) approved amendments to the Tobacco and Alcohol Tax Act and to the Tobacco Hazards Prevention Act that, if they become On December 24, 2012, Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono signed the Tobacco Control Regulation. Within the next 18 months, cigarette producers and importers will have to comply with its provisions, which include stricter rules on distribution On September 14, 2012, the Oslo District Court issued a ruling upholding Norway's ban on the display of tobacco products. The ban had come into force on It was reported in June 2012 that the Health Ministry of the Czech Republic was preparing to tighten the country's anti-smoking legislation through the adoption of new measures protecting against damage caused by addictive substances. Under On August 15, 2012, the High Court of Australia rejected a constitutional challenge to legislation passed in November 2011 that will require plain packaging of cigarettes. (High Court of Australia, Summary of Pronouncement of Orders: On July 4, 2012, the Turkish Parliament (the Grand National Assembly, Turkiye Buyuk Millet Meclisi, or TBMM), passed amendments to the Law on the Prevention and Control of Hazards of Tobacco Products (Tutun andUuml;runlerinin Zararlarinin andOuml;nlenmesi On May 24, 2012, the Verkhovna Rada (legislature) of Ukraine adopted a law amending several previously passed laws regulating consumption of tobacco products (Text of the law [in Ukrainian], Verkhovna Rada website (last visited May A new smoking law agreed to on April 21, 2012, in Denmark, will impose a ban on smoking in educational institutions designed for children and youths and in single-person offices. Staff members will be able to On April 19, 2012, New Zealand's Associate Health Minister, Hon. Tariana Turia, announced that the Cabinet had agreed in principle to develop legislation requiring plain packaging for tobacco products. However, any proposed legislation will be subject On February 21, 2012, Bambang Sulistomo, an advisor to Indonesia's Health Ministry, announced the country would be going forward with stricter rules on tobacco sales and labeling. The plans have been under discussion since 2010 and It was reported on November 28, 2011, that the Legislative Council of the Province of Bali endorsed harsh punishments for persons caught smoking in non-smoking areas. If approved by the Minister of Home Affairs, the provincial On August 3, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed an amendment to the Tobacco Products for Smoking (Restriction on Advertising) Law, 5743-1983, as amended. The Law prohibits the advertising and sale of tobacco products to minors. The Constituent Assembly of Nepal, the country's legislature, approved the Tobacco Product Control and Regulatory Bill, 2010 on April 11, 2011. The new law will take effect 90 days after its endorsement by the President of... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 09 May 2011 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402660_text Global Legal Monitor: China: Ban on Smoking in Indoor Public Places Takes Effect http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402658_text Tobacco and smoking - In a report entitled Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems, to be discussed at the Conference of the Parties to the World Health Organization (WHO) Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, scheduled for October 13-18, 2014, the WHO recommends The French Health Minister has announced a new plan to reduce tobacco use in France by requiring that cigarettes be sold in plain packs. (Press Kit, Programme National de Reduction du Tabagisme [National Program for Finland's government has adopted a Roadmap Towards a Smoke-Free Finland, designed to both help smokers quit and prevent people from starting to smoke in the first place. (Finland Wants to Be Smoke-Free by 2040, ICE It was reported on June 6, 2014, that the Parliament of Bosnia and Herzegovina had passed amendments to the country's Law on Excises. The amendments will take effect on July 1, 2014. (Dinka Antic, Bosnia and On March 14, 2014, the Council of the European Union endorsed the draft Tobacco Products Directive, following the Parliament's approval of the proposal in February 2014. The Parliament and the Council were instrumental in urging the Following the example of neighboring Latvia, where damaging children's health through second-hand smoking was criminalized recently ( see Peter Roudik, Latvia: Smoking Parents Will Be Prosecuted, GLOBAL LEGAL MONITOR (June 5, On July 9, 2013, the State Secretary for Health, Welfare and Sport, Martin van Rijn, sent draft legislation on amending the Tobacco Act to reinstate a ban on smoking in all bars and cafes, regardless of On July 10, 2013, the European Parliament's Committee on Environment and Public Health endorsed new, stricter rules on cigarette distribution and marketing previously put forward by the European Commission. The new proposed directive is designed to On May 20, 2013, the Supreme Court of Israel approved a plea bargain that included an unprecedented high amount of compensation in a class-action suit for violation of the prohibition on smoking in public places, in On May 30, 2013, the Saeima (Latvia's legislature) adopted revisions to the Protection of the Rights of the Child Law that, as stated in the Parliament's press release, will protect a child's right to grow up On May 9, 2013, that the Executive Yuan (Cabinet) of the Republic of China (on Taiwan) approved amendments to the Tobacco and Alcohol Tax Act and to the Tobacco Hazards Prevention Act that, if they become On December 24, 2012, Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono signed the Tobacco Control Regulation. Within the next 18 months, cigarette producers and importers will have to comply with its provisions, which include stricter rules on distribution On September 14, 2012, the Oslo District Court issued a ruling upholding Norway's ban on the display of tobacco products. The ban had come into force on It was reported in June 2012 that the Health Ministry of the Czech Republic was preparing to tighten the country's anti-smoking legislation through the adoption of new measures protecting against damage caused by addictive substances. Under On August 15, 2012, the High Court of Australia rejected a constitutional challenge to legislation passed in November 2011 that will require plain packaging of cigarettes. (High Court of Australia, Summary of Pronouncement of Orders: On July 4, 2012, the Turkish Parliament (the Grand National Assembly, Turkiye Buyuk Millet Meclisi, or TBMM), passed amendments to the Law on the Prevention and Control of Hazards of Tobacco Products (Tutun andUuml;runlerinin Zararlarinin andOuml;nlenmesi On May 24, 2012, the Verkhovna Rada (legislature) of Ukraine adopted a law amending several previously passed laws regulating consumption of tobacco products (Text of the law [in Ukrainian], Verkhovna Rada website (last visited May A new smoking law agreed to on April 21, 2012, in Denmark, will impose a ban on smoking in educational institutions designed for children and youths and in single-person offices. Staff members will be able to On April 19, 2012, New Zealand's Associate Health Minister, Hon. Tariana Turia, announced that the Cabinet had agreed in principle to develop legislation requiring plain packaging for tobacco products. However, any proposed legislation will be subject On February 21, 2012, Bambang Sulistomo, an advisor to Indonesia's Health Ministry, announced the country would be going forward with stricter rules on tobacco sales and labeling. The plans have been under discussion since 2010 and It was reported on November 28, 2011, that the Legislative Council of the Province of Bali endorsed harsh punishments for persons caught smoking in non-smoking areas. If approved by the Minister of Home Affairs, the provincial On August 3, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed an amendment to the Tobacco Products for Smoking (Restriction on Advertising) Law, 5743-1983, as amended. The Law prohibits the advertising and sale of tobacco products to minors. The Constituent Assembly of Nepal, the country's legislature, approved the Tobacco Product Control and Regulatory Bill, 2010 on April 11, 2011. The new law will take effect 90 days after its endorsement by the President of Effective May 1, 2011, smoking is banned in all indoor public places in China, according the Implementation Rules of the Regulations on Health Administration of Public Places, issued by the Ministry of Health. (Text of... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 05 May 2011 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402658_text Global Legal Monitor: China: More Control of Smoking on Screen http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402534_text Tobacco and smoking - In a report entitled Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems, to be discussed at the Conference of the Parties to the World Health Organization (WHO) Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, scheduled for October 13-18, 2014, the WHO recommends The French Health Minister has announced a new plan to reduce tobacco use in France by requiring that cigarettes be sold in plain packs. (Press Kit, Programme National de Reduction du Tabagisme [National Program for Finland's government has adopted a Roadmap Towards a Smoke-Free Finland, designed to both help smokers quit and prevent people from starting to smoke in the first place. (Finland Wants to Be Smoke-Free by 2040, ICE It was reported on June 6, 2014, that the Parliament of Bosnia and Herzegovina had passed amendments to the country's Law on Excises. The amendments will take effect on July 1, 2014. (Dinka Antic, Bosnia and On March 14, 2014, the Council of the European Union endorsed the draft Tobacco Products Directive, following the Parliament's approval of the proposal in February 2014. The Parliament and the Council were instrumental in urging the Following the example of neighboring Latvia, where damaging children's health through second-hand smoking was criminalized recently ( see Peter Roudik, Latvia: Smoking Parents Will Be Prosecuted, GLOBAL LEGAL MONITOR (June 5, On July 9, 2013, the State Secretary for Health, Welfare and Sport, Martin van Rijn, sent draft legislation on amending the Tobacco Act to reinstate a ban on smoking in all bars and cafes, regardless of On July 10, 2013, the European Parliament's Committee on Environment and Public Health endorsed new, stricter rules on cigarette distribution and marketing previously put forward by the European Commission. The new proposed directive is designed to On May 20, 2013, the Supreme Court of Israel approved a plea bargain that included an unprecedented high amount of compensation in a class-action suit for violation of the prohibition on smoking in public places, in On May 30, 2013, the Saeima (Latvia's legislature) adopted revisions to the Protection of the Rights of the Child Law that, as stated in the Parliament's press release, will protect a child's right to grow up On May 9, 2013, that the Executive Yuan (Cabinet) of the Republic of China (on Taiwan) approved amendments to the Tobacco and Alcohol Tax Act and to the Tobacco Hazards Prevention Act that, if they become On December 24, 2012, Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono signed the Tobacco Control Regulation. Within the next 18 months, cigarette producers and importers will have to comply with its provisions, which include stricter rules on distribution On September 14, 2012, the Oslo District Court issued a ruling upholding Norway's ban on the display of tobacco products. The ban had come into force on It was reported in June 2012 that the Health Ministry of the Czech Republic was preparing to tighten the country's anti-smoking legislation through the adoption of new measures protecting against damage caused by addictive substances. Under On August 15, 2012, the High Court of Australia rejected a constitutional challenge to legislation passed in November 2011 that will require plain packaging of cigarettes. (High Court of Australia, Summary of Pronouncement of Orders: On July 4, 2012, the Turkish Parliament (the Grand National Assembly, Turkiye Buyuk Millet Meclisi, or TBMM), passed amendments to the Law on the Prevention and Control of Hazards of Tobacco Products (Tutun andUuml;runlerinin Zararlarinin andOuml;nlenmesi On May 24, 2012, the Verkhovna Rada (legislature) of Ukraine adopted a law amending several previously passed laws regulating consumption of tobacco products (Text of the law [in Ukrainian], Verkhovna Rada website (last visited May A new smoking law agreed to on April 21, 2012, in Denmark, will impose a ban on smoking in educational institutions designed for children and youths and in single-person offices. Staff members will be able to On April 19, 2012, New Zealand's Associate Health Minister, Hon. Tariana Turia, announced that the Cabinet had agreed in principle to develop legislation requiring plain packaging for tobacco products. However, any proposed legislation will be subject On February 21, 2012, Bambang Sulistomo, an advisor to Indonesia's Health Ministry, announced the country would be going forward with stricter rules on tobacco sales and labeling. The plans have been under discussion since 2010 and It was reported on November 28, 2011, that the Legislative Council of the Province of Bali endorsed harsh punishments for persons caught smoking in non-smoking areas. If approved by the Minister of Home Affairs, the provincial On August 3, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed an amendment to the Tobacco Products for Smoking (Restriction on Advertising) Law, 5743-1983, as amended. The Law prohibits the advertising and sale of tobacco products to minors. The Constituent Assembly of Nepal, the country's legislature, approved the Tobacco Product Control and Regulatory Bill, 2010 on April 11, 2011. The new law will take effect 90 days after its endorsement by the President of Effective May 1, 2011, smoking is banned in all indoor public places in China, according the Implementation Rules of the Regulations on Health Administration of Public Places, issued by the Ministry of Health. (Text of On February 12, 2011, the General Office of China's State Administration for Radio, Film, and Television (SARFT) issued a circular on controlling smoking scenes in movie and television productions. According to the circular, "[f]requent smoking scenes... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 23 Feb 2011 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402534_text Global Legal Monitor: Peru: Anti-Smoking Law http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401937_text Tobacco and smoking - In a report entitled Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems, to be discussed at the Conference of the Parties to the World Health Organization (WHO) Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, scheduled for October 13-18, 2014, the WHO recommends The French Health Minister has announced a new plan to reduce tobacco use in France by requiring that cigarettes be sold in plain packs. (Press Kit, Programme National de Reduction du Tabagisme [National Program for Finland's government has adopted a Roadmap Towards a Smoke-Free Finland, designed to both help smokers quit and prevent people from starting to smoke in the first place. (Finland Wants to Be Smoke-Free by 2040, ICE It was reported on June 6, 2014, that the Parliament of Bosnia and Herzegovina had passed amendments to the country's Law on Excises. The amendments will take effect on July 1, 2014. (Dinka Antic, Bosnia and On March 14, 2014, the Council of the European Union endorsed the draft Tobacco Products Directive, following the Parliament's approval of the proposal in February 2014. The Parliament and the Council were instrumental in urging the Following the example of neighboring Latvia, where damaging children's health through second-hand smoking was criminalized recently ( see Peter Roudik, Latvia: Smoking Parents Will Be Prosecuted, GLOBAL LEGAL MONITOR (June 5, On July 9, 2013, the State Secretary for Health, Welfare and Sport, Martin van Rijn, sent draft legislation on amending the Tobacco Act to reinstate a ban on smoking in all bars and cafes, regardless of On July 10, 2013, the European Parliament's Committee on Environment and Public Health endorsed new, stricter rules on cigarette distribution and marketing previously put forward by the European Commission. The new proposed directive is designed to On May 20, 2013, the Supreme Court of Israel approved a plea bargain that included an unprecedented high amount of compensation in a class-action suit for violation of the prohibition on smoking in public places, in On May 30, 2013, the Saeima (Latvia's legislature) adopted revisions to the Protection of the Rights of the Child Law that, as stated in the Parliament's press release, will protect a child's right to grow up On May 9, 2013, that the Executive Yuan (Cabinet) of the Republic of China (on Taiwan) approved amendments to the Tobacco and Alcohol Tax Act and to the Tobacco Hazards Prevention Act that, if they become On December 24, 2012, Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono signed the Tobacco Control Regulation. Within the next 18 months, cigarette producers and importers will have to comply with its provisions, which include stricter rules on distribution On September 14, 2012, the Oslo District Court issued a ruling upholding Norway's ban on the display of tobacco products. The ban had come into force on It was reported in June 2012 that the Health Ministry of the Czech Republic was preparing to tighten the country's anti-smoking legislation through the adoption of new measures protecting against damage caused by addictive substances. Under On August 15, 2012, the High Court of Australia rejected a constitutional challenge to legislation passed in November 2011 that will require plain packaging of cigarettes. (High Court of Australia, Summary of Pronouncement of Orders: On July 4, 2012, the Turkish Parliament (the Grand National Assembly, Turkiye Buyuk Millet Meclisi, or TBMM), passed amendments to the Law on the Prevention and Control of Hazards of Tobacco Products (Tutun andUuml;runlerinin Zararlarinin andOuml;nlenmesi On May 24, 2012, the Verkhovna Rada (legislature) of Ukraine adopted a law amending several previously passed laws regulating consumption of tobacco products (Text of the law [in Ukrainian], Verkhovna Rada website (last visited May A new smoking law agreed to on April 21, 2012, in Denmark, will impose a ban on smoking in educational institutions designed for children and youths and in single-person offices. Staff members will be able to On April 19, 2012, New Zealand's Associate Health Minister, Hon. Tariana Turia, announced that the Cabinet had agreed in principle to develop legislation requiring plain packaging for tobacco products. However, any proposed legislation will be subject On February 21, 2012, Bambang Sulistomo, an advisor to Indonesia's Health Ministry, announced the country would be going forward with stricter rules on tobacco sales and labeling. The plans have been under discussion since 2010 and It was reported on November 28, 2011, that the Legislative Council of the Province of Bali endorsed harsh punishments for persons caught smoking in non-smoking areas. If approved by the Minister of Home Affairs, the provincial On August 3, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed an amendment to the Tobacco Products for Smoking (Restriction on Advertising) Law, 5743-1983, as amended. The Law prohibits the advertising and sale of tobacco products to minors. The Constituent Assembly of Nepal, the country's legislature, approved the Tobacco Product Control and Regulatory Bill, 2010 on April 11, 2011. The new law will take effect 90 days after its endorsement by the President of Effective May 1, 2011, smoking is banned in all indoor public places in China, according the Implementation Rules of the Regulations on Health Administration of Public Places, issued by the Ministry of Health. (Text of On February 12, 2011, the General Office of China's State Administration for Radio, Film, and Television (SARFT) issued a circular on controlling smoking scenes in movie and television productions. According to the circular, "[f]requent smoking scenes On April 1, 2010, the Peruvian Congress passed Law No. 29517, which declares all closed facilities, health care centers, educational centers, public and private means of transportation, and the interiors of workplaces to be smoke-free environments.... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 21 Apr 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401937_text Global Legal Monitor: Netherlands: Health Ministry Proposal to Amend Anti-Smoking Law http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401568_text Tobacco and smoking - In a report entitled Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems, to be discussed at the Conference of the Parties to the World Health Organization (WHO) Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, scheduled for October 13-18, 2014, the WHO recommends The French Health Minister has announced a new plan to reduce tobacco use in France by requiring that cigarettes be sold in plain packs. (Press Kit, Programme National de Reduction du Tabagisme [National Program for Finland's government has adopted a Roadmap Towards a Smoke-Free Finland, designed to both help smokers quit and prevent people from starting to smoke in the first place. (Finland Wants to Be Smoke-Free by 2040, ICE It was reported on June 6, 2014, that the Parliament of Bosnia and Herzegovina had passed amendments to the country's Law on Excises. The amendments will take effect on July 1, 2014. (Dinka Antic, Bosnia and On March 14, 2014, the Council of the European Union endorsed the draft Tobacco Products Directive, following the Parliament's approval of the proposal in February 2014. The Parliament and the Council were instrumental in urging the Following the example of neighboring Latvia, where damaging children's health through second-hand smoking was criminalized recently ( see Peter Roudik, Latvia: Smoking Parents Will Be Prosecuted, GLOBAL LEGAL MONITOR (June 5, On July 9, 2013, the State Secretary for Health, Welfare and Sport, Martin van Rijn, sent draft legislation on amending the Tobacco Act to reinstate a ban on smoking in all bars and cafes, regardless of On July 10, 2013, the European Parliament's Committee on Environment and Public Health endorsed new, stricter rules on cigarette distribution and marketing previously put forward by the European Commission. The new proposed directive is designed to On May 20, 2013, the Supreme Court of Israel approved a plea bargain that included an unprecedented high amount of compensation in a class-action suit for violation of the prohibition on smoking in public places, in On May 30, 2013, the Saeima (Latvia's legislature) adopted revisions to the Protection of the Rights of the Child Law that, as stated in the Parliament's press release, will protect a child's right to grow up On May 9, 2013, that the Executive Yuan (Cabinet) of the Republic of China (on Taiwan) approved amendments to the Tobacco and Alcohol Tax Act and to the Tobacco Hazards Prevention Act that, if they become On December 24, 2012, Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono signed the Tobacco Control Regulation. Within the next 18 months, cigarette producers and importers will have to comply with its provisions, which include stricter rules on distribution On September 14, 2012, the Oslo District Court issued a ruling upholding Norway's ban on the display of tobacco products. The ban had come into force on It was reported in June 2012 that the Health Ministry of the Czech Republic was preparing to tighten the country's anti-smoking legislation through the adoption of new measures protecting against damage caused by addictive substances. Under On August 15, 2012, the High Court of Australia rejected a constitutional challenge to legislation passed in November 2011 that will require plain packaging of cigarettes. (High Court of Australia, Summary of Pronouncement of Orders: On July 4, 2012, the Turkish Parliament (the Grand National Assembly, Turkiye Buyuk Millet Meclisi, or TBMM), passed amendments to the Law on the Prevention and Control of Hazards of Tobacco Products (Tutun andUuml;runlerinin Zararlarinin andOuml;nlenmesi On May 24, 2012, the Verkhovna Rada (legislature) of Ukraine adopted a law amending several previously passed laws regulating consumption of tobacco products (Text of the law [in Ukrainian], Verkhovna Rada website (last visited May A new smoking law agreed to on April 21, 2012, in Denmark, will impose a ban on smoking in educational institutions designed for children and youths and in single-person offices. Staff members will be able to On April 19, 2012, New Zealand's Associate Health Minister, Hon. Tariana Turia, announced that the Cabinet had agreed in principle to develop legislation requiring plain packaging for tobacco products. However, any proposed legislation will be subject On February 21, 2012, Bambang Sulistomo, an advisor to Indonesia's Health Ministry, announced the country would be going forward with stricter rules on tobacco sales and labeling. The plans have been under discussion since 2010 and It was reported on November 28, 2011, that the Legislative Council of the Province of Bali endorsed harsh punishments for persons caught smoking in non-smoking areas. If approved by the Minister of Home Affairs, the provincial On August 3, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed an amendment to the Tobacco Products for Smoking (Restriction on Advertising) Law, 5743-1983, as amended. The Law prohibits the advertising and sale of tobacco products to minors. The Constituent Assembly of Nepal, the country's legislature, approved the Tobacco Product Control and Regulatory Bill, 2010 on April 11, 2011. The new law will take effect 90 days after its endorsement by the President of Effective May 1, 2011, smoking is banned in all indoor public places in China, according the Implementation Rules of the Regulations on Health Administration of Public Places, issued by the Ministry of Health. (Text of On February 12, 2011, the General Office of China's State Administration for Radio, Film, and Television (SARFT) issued a circular on controlling smoking scenes in movie and television productions. According to the circular, "[f]requent smoking scenes On April 1, 2010, the Peruvian Congress passed Law No. 29517, which declares all closed facilities, health care centers, educational centers, public and private means of transportation, and the interiors of workplaces to be smoke-free environments. Dutch newspapers reported on September 10, 2009, that the Minister of Health, Welfare and Sport, Ab Klink, has made a proposal to change the anti-smoking law to apply anew to owner-operator bars and caf;s. Two recent... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 16 Sep 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401568_text Global Legal Monitor: Macau: Smoking Ban in Public Places to Be Adopted http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401329_text Tobacco and smoking - In a report entitled Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems, to be discussed at the Conference of the Parties to the World Health Organization (WHO) Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, scheduled for October 13-18, 2014, the WHO recommends The French Health Minister has announced a new plan to reduce tobacco use in France by requiring that cigarettes be sold in plain packs. (Press Kit, Programme National de Reduction du Tabagisme [National Program for Finland's government has adopted a Roadmap Towards a Smoke-Free Finland, designed to both help smokers quit and prevent people from starting to smoke in the first place. (Finland Wants to Be Smoke-Free by 2040, ICE It was reported on June 6, 2014, that the Parliament of Bosnia and Herzegovina had passed amendments to the country's Law on Excises. The amendments will take effect on July 1, 2014. (Dinka Antic, Bosnia and On March 14, 2014, the Council of the European Union endorsed the draft Tobacco Products Directive, following the Parliament's approval of the proposal in February 2014. The Parliament and the Council were instrumental in urging the Following the example of neighboring Latvia, where damaging children's health through second-hand smoking was criminalized recently ( see Peter Roudik, Latvia: Smoking Parents Will Be Prosecuted, GLOBAL LEGAL MONITOR (June 5, On July 9, 2013, the State Secretary for Health, Welfare and Sport, Martin van Rijn, sent draft legislation on amending the Tobacco Act to reinstate a ban on smoking in all bars and cafes, regardless of On July 10, 2013, the European Parliament's Committee on Environment and Public Health endorsed new, stricter rules on cigarette distribution and marketing previously put forward by the European Commission. The new proposed directive is designed to On May 20, 2013, the Supreme Court of Israel approved a plea bargain that included an unprecedented high amount of compensation in a class-action suit for violation of the prohibition on smoking in public places, in On May 30, 2013, the Saeima (Latvia's legislature) adopted revisions to the Protection of the Rights of the Child Law that, as stated in the Parliament's press release, will protect a child's right to grow up On May 9, 2013, that the Executive Yuan (Cabinet) of the Republic of China (on Taiwan) approved amendments to the Tobacco and Alcohol Tax Act and to the Tobacco Hazards Prevention Act that, if they become On December 24, 2012, Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono signed the Tobacco Control Regulation. Within the next 18 months, cigarette producers and importers will have to comply with its provisions, which include stricter rules on distribution On September 14, 2012, the Oslo District Court issued a ruling upholding Norway's ban on the display of tobacco products. The ban had come into force on It was reported in June 2012 that the Health Ministry of the Czech Republic was preparing to tighten the country's anti-smoking legislation through the adoption of new measures protecting against damage caused by addictive substances. Under On August 15, 2012, the High Court of Australia rejected a constitutional challenge to legislation passed in November 2011 that will require plain packaging of cigarettes. (High Court of Australia, Summary of Pronouncement of Orders: On July 4, 2012, the Turkish Parliament (the Grand National Assembly, Turkiye Buyuk Millet Meclisi, or TBMM), passed amendments to the Law on the Prevention and Control of Hazards of Tobacco Products (Tutun andUuml;runlerinin Zararlarinin andOuml;nlenmesi On May 24, 2012, the Verkhovna Rada (legislature) of Ukraine adopted a law amending several previously passed laws regulating consumption of tobacco products (Text of the law [in Ukrainian], Verkhovna Rada website (last visited May A new smoking law agreed to on April 21, 2012, in Denmark, will impose a ban on smoking in educational institutions designed for children and youths and in single-person offices. Staff members will be able to On April 19, 2012, New Zealand's Associate Health Minister, Hon. Tariana Turia, announced that the Cabinet had agreed in principle to develop legislation requiring plain packaging for tobacco products. However, any proposed legislation will be subject On February 21, 2012, Bambang Sulistomo, an advisor to Indonesia's Health Ministry, announced the country would be going forward with stricter rules on tobacco sales and labeling. The plans have been under discussion since 2010 and It was reported on November 28, 2011, that the Legislative Council of the Province of Bali endorsed harsh punishments for persons caught smoking in non-smoking areas. If approved by the Minister of Home Affairs, the provincial On August 3, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed an amendment to the Tobacco Products for Smoking (Restriction on Advertising) Law, 5743-1983, as amended. The Law prohibits the advertising and sale of tobacco products to minors. The Constituent Assembly of Nepal, the country's legislature, approved the Tobacco Product Control and Regulatory Bill, 2010 on April 11, 2011. The new law will take effect 90 days after its endorsement by the President of Effective May 1, 2011, smoking is banned in all indoor public places in China, according the Implementation Rules of the Regulations on Health Administration of Public Places, issued by the Ministry of Health. (Text of On February 12, 2011, the General Office of China's State Administration for Radio, Film, and Television (SARFT) issued a circular on controlling smoking scenes in movie and television productions. According to the circular, "[f]requent smoking scenes On April 1, 2010, the Peruvian Congress passed Law No. 29517, which declares all closed facilities, health care centers, educational centers, public and private means of transportation, and the interiors of workplaces to be smoke-free environments. Dutch newspapers reported on September 10, 2009, that the Minister of Health, Welfare and Sport, Ab Klink, has made a proposal to change the anti-smoking law to apply anew to owner-operator bars and caf;s. Two recent The Macau Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China plans to amend its legislation on tobacco control to ban smoking indoors in all public facilities. According to the Director of the Health Bureau, speaking... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 05 Jun 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401329_text Global Legal Monitor: Uganda: Bill Would Impose Tougher Restrictions on Tobacco http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401130_text Tobacco and smoking - In a report entitled Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems, to be discussed at the Conference of the Parties to the World Health Organization (WHO) Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, scheduled for October 13-18, 2014, the WHO recommends The French Health Minister has announced a new plan to reduce tobacco use in France by requiring that cigarettes be sold in plain packs. (Press Kit, Programme National de Reduction du Tabagisme [National Program for Finland's government has adopted a Roadmap Towards a Smoke-Free Finland, designed to both help smokers quit and prevent people from starting to smoke in the first place. (Finland Wants to Be Smoke-Free by 2040, ICE It was reported on June 6, 2014, that the Parliament of Bosnia and Herzegovina had passed amendments to the country's Law on Excises. The amendments will take effect on July 1, 2014. (Dinka Antic, Bosnia and On March 14, 2014, the Council of the European Union endorsed the draft Tobacco Products Directive, following the Parliament's approval of the proposal in February 2014. The Parliament and the Council were instrumental in urging the Following the example of neighboring Latvia, where damaging children's health through second-hand smoking was criminalized recently ( see Peter Roudik, Latvia: Smoking Parents Will Be Prosecuted, GLOBAL LEGAL MONITOR (June 5, On July 9, 2013, the State Secretary for Health, Welfare and Sport, Martin van Rijn, sent draft legislation on amending the Tobacco Act to reinstate a ban on smoking in all bars and cafes, regardless of On July 10, 2013, the European Parliament's Committee on Environment and Public Health endorsed new, stricter rules on cigarette distribution and marketing previously put forward by the European Commission. The new proposed directive is designed to On May 20, 2013, the Supreme Court of Israel approved a plea bargain that included an unprecedented high amount of compensation in a class-action suit for violation of the prohibition on smoking in public places, in On May 30, 2013, the Saeima (Latvia's legislature) adopted revisions to the Protection of the Rights of the Child Law that, as stated in the Parliament's press release, will protect a child's right to grow up On May 9, 2013, that the Executive Yuan (Cabinet) of the Republic of China (on Taiwan) approved amendments to the Tobacco and Alcohol Tax Act and to the Tobacco Hazards Prevention Act that, if they become On December 24, 2012, Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono signed the Tobacco Control Regulation. Within the next 18 months, cigarette producers and importers will have to comply with its provisions, which include stricter rules on distribution On September 14, 2012, the Oslo District Court issued a ruling upholding Norway's ban on the display of tobacco products. The ban had come into force on It was reported in June 2012 that the Health Ministry of the Czech Republic was preparing to tighten the country's anti-smoking legislation through the adoption of new measures protecting against damage caused by addictive substances. Under On August 15, 2012, the High Court of Australia rejected a constitutional challenge to legislation passed in November 2011 that will require plain packaging of cigarettes. (High Court of Australia, Summary of Pronouncement of Orders: On July 4, 2012, the Turkish Parliament (the Grand National Assembly, Turkiye Buyuk Millet Meclisi, or TBMM), passed amendments to the Law on the Prevention and Control of Hazards of Tobacco Products (Tutun andUuml;runlerinin Zararlarinin andOuml;nlenmesi On May 24, 2012, the Verkhovna Rada (legislature) of Ukraine adopted a law amending several previously passed laws regulating consumption of tobacco products (Text of the law [in Ukrainian], Verkhovna Rada website (last visited May A new smoking law agreed to on April 21, 2012, in Denmark, will impose a ban on smoking in educational institutions designed for children and youths and in single-person offices. Staff members will be able to On April 19, 2012, New Zealand's Associate Health Minister, Hon. Tariana Turia, announced that the Cabinet had agreed in principle to develop legislation requiring plain packaging for tobacco products. However, any proposed legislation will be subject On February 21, 2012, Bambang Sulistomo, an advisor to Indonesia's Health Ministry, announced the country would be going forward with stricter rules on tobacco sales and labeling. The plans have been under discussion since 2010 and It was reported on November 28, 2011, that the Legislative Council of the Province of Bali endorsed harsh punishments for persons caught smoking in non-smoking areas. If approved by the Minister of Home Affairs, the provincial On August 3, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed an amendment to the Tobacco Products for Smoking (Restriction on Advertising) Law, 5743-1983, as amended. The Law prohibits the advertising and sale of tobacco products to minors. The Constituent Assembly of Nepal, the country's legislature, approved the Tobacco Product Control and Regulatory Bill, 2010 on April 11, 2011. The new law will take effect 90 days after its endorsement by the President of Effective May 1, 2011, smoking is banned in all indoor public places in China, according the Implementation Rules of the Regulations on Health Administration of Public Places, issued by the Ministry of Health. (Text of On February 12, 2011, the General Office of China's State Administration for Radio, Film, and Television (SARFT) issued a circular on controlling smoking scenes in movie and television productions. According to the circular, "[f]requent smoking scenes On April 1, 2010, the Peruvian Congress passed Law No. 29517, which declares all closed facilities, health care centers, educational centers, public and private means of transportation, and the interiors of workplaces to be smoke-free environments. Dutch newspapers reported on September 10, 2009, that the Minister of Health, Welfare and Sport, Ab Klink, has made a proposal to change the anti-smoking law to apply anew to owner-operator bars and caf;s. Two recent The Macau Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China plans to amend its legislation on tobacco control to ban smoking indoors in all public facilities. According to the Director of the Health Bureau, speaking It was reported on March 4, 2009, that the Ugandan government is gearing up to propose the Tobacco Bill of 2009, which would impose tougher limits on the use of tobacco in the country. This bill,... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 13 Mar 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401130_text Global Legal Monitor: European Union: Proposal for Self-Extinguishing Cigarettes http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540625_text Tobacco and smoking - In a report entitled Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems, to be discussed at the Conference of the Parties to the World Health Organization (WHO) Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, scheduled for October 13-18, 2014, the WHO recommends The French Health Minister has announced a new plan to reduce tobacco use in France by requiring that cigarettes be sold in plain packs. (Press Kit, Programme National de Reduction du Tabagisme [National Program for Finland's government has adopted a Roadmap Towards a Smoke-Free Finland, designed to both help smokers quit and prevent people from starting to smoke in the first place. (Finland Wants to Be Smoke-Free by 2040, ICE It was reported on June 6, 2014, that the Parliament of Bosnia and Herzegovina had passed amendments to the country's Law on Excises. The amendments will take effect on July 1, 2014. (Dinka Antic, Bosnia and On March 14, 2014, the Council of the European Union endorsed the draft Tobacco Products Directive, following the Parliament's approval of the proposal in February 2014. The Parliament and the Council were instrumental in urging the Following the example of neighboring Latvia, where damaging children's health through second-hand smoking was criminalized recently ( see Peter Roudik, Latvia: Smoking Parents Will Be Prosecuted, GLOBAL LEGAL MONITOR (June 5, On July 9, 2013, the State Secretary for Health, Welfare and Sport, Martin van Rijn, sent draft legislation on amending the Tobacco Act to reinstate a ban on smoking in all bars and cafes, regardless of On July 10, 2013, the European Parliament's Committee on Environment and Public Health endorsed new, stricter rules on cigarette distribution and marketing previously put forward by the European Commission. The new proposed directive is designed to On May 20, 2013, the Supreme Court of Israel approved a plea bargain that included an unprecedented high amount of compensation in a class-action suit for violation of the prohibition on smoking in public places, in On May 30, 2013, the Saeima (Latvia's legislature) adopted revisions to the Protection of the Rights of the Child Law that, as stated in the Parliament's press release, will protect a child's right to grow up On May 9, 2013, that the Executive Yuan (Cabinet) of the Republic of China (on Taiwan) approved amendments to the Tobacco and Alcohol Tax Act and to the Tobacco Hazards Prevention Act that, if they become On December 24, 2012, Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono signed the Tobacco Control Regulation. Within the next 18 months, cigarette producers and importers will have to comply with its provisions, which include stricter rules on distribution On September 14, 2012, the Oslo District Court issued a ruling upholding Norway's ban on the display of tobacco products. The ban had come into force on It was reported in June 2012 that the Health Ministry of the Czech Republic was preparing to tighten the country's anti-smoking legislation through the adoption of new measures protecting against damage caused by addictive substances. Under On August 15, 2012, the High Court of Australia rejected a constitutional challenge to legislation passed in November 2011 that will require plain packaging of cigarettes. (High Court of Australia, Summary of Pronouncement of Orders: On July 4, 2012, the Turkish Parliament (the Grand National Assembly, Turkiye Buyuk Millet Meclisi, or TBMM), passed amendments to the Law on the Prevention and Control of Hazards of Tobacco Products (Tutun andUuml;runlerinin Zararlarinin andOuml;nlenmesi On May 24, 2012, the Verkhovna Rada (legislature) of Ukraine adopted a law amending several previously passed laws regulating consumption of tobacco products (Text of the law [in Ukrainian], Verkhovna Rada website (last visited May A new smoking law agreed to on April 21, 2012, in Denmark, will impose a ban on smoking in educational institutions designed for children and youths and in single-person offices. Staff members will be able to On April 19, 2012, New Zealand's Associate Health Minister, Hon. Tariana Turia, announced that the Cabinet had agreed in principle to develop legislation requiring plain packaging for tobacco products. However, any proposed legislation will be subject On February 21, 2012, Bambang Sulistomo, an advisor to Indonesia's Health Ministry, announced the country would be going forward with stricter rules on tobacco sales and labeling. The plans have been under discussion since 2010 and It was reported on November 28, 2011, that the Legislative Council of the Province of Bali endorsed harsh punishments for persons caught smoking in non-smoking areas. If approved by the Minister of Home Affairs, the provincial On August 3, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed an amendment to the Tobacco Products for Smoking (Restriction on Advertising) Law, 5743-1983, as amended. The Law prohibits the advertising and sale of tobacco products to minors. The Constituent Assembly of Nepal, the country's legislature, approved the Tobacco Product Control and Regulatory Bill, 2010 on April 11, 2011. The new law will take effect 90 days after its endorsement by the President of Effective May 1, 2011, smoking is banned in all indoor public places in China, according the Implementation Rules of the Regulations on Health Administration of Public Places, issued by the Ministry of Health. (Text of On February 12, 2011, the General Office of China's State Administration for Radio, Film, and Television (SARFT) issued a circular on controlling smoking scenes in movie and television productions. According to the circular, "[f]requent smoking scenes On April 1, 2010, the Peruvian Congress passed Law No. 29517, which declares all closed facilities, health care centers, educational centers, public and private means of transportation, and the interiors of workplaces to be smoke-free environments. Dutch newspapers reported on September 10, 2009, that the Minister of Health, Welfare and Sport, Ab Klink, has made a proposal to change the anti-smoking law to apply anew to owner-operator bars and caf;s. Two recent The Macau Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China plans to amend its legislation on tobacco control to ban smoking indoors in all public facilities. According to the Director of the Health Bureau, speaking It was reported on March 4, 2009, that the Ugandan government is gearing up to propose the Tobacco Bill of 2009, which would impose tougher limits on the use of tobacco in the country. This bill, Self-extinguishing cigarettes, which go out automatically within a minute if not puffed, are sold in Canada and in some states in the United States. Recently, the European Commission announced that all cigarettes have to be "fire-safe"... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. 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