International

Hong Kong Considering Banning Tobacco to Anyone Born After 2008

New Zealand passed a similar approach last year. Hong Kong is expected to unveil a formal proposal in early 2023.

Report: U.S. Considering Ban on Nicaraguan Imports

As relations deteriorate between the two countries, there is speculation that a ban on imports is being considered.

Report: Mexico Plans to Ban Smoking in Most Public Areas, New Tobacco Advertising Restrictions

Mexico is set to get very restrictive smoking and tobacco advertising laws. The move is the latest in a series of anti-tobacco initiatives from the Mexican government.

Denmark Considering Banning Tobacco Sales to Anyone Born After 2010; U.K. Considers Tobacco 25

Denmark’s minister of health says the country might ban tobacco sales to anyone born after 2010. Similarly, the head of a review of the U.K.’s tobacco policy says he could recommend increasing the minimum age to purchase tobacco to 25-years-old.

New Zealand Legislators to Debate Complete Ban on Tobacco Sales

After the New Zealand Ministry of Health published a discussion document called “Proposals for a Smokefree Aotearoa 2025 Action Plan” in mid-April, it has unveiled its proposal to effectively ban…

New Zealand Proposes Banning Tobacco Sales to Future Generations

New Zealand is considering a variety of measures to greatly reduce the number of smokers in the country including one idea that would ban tobacco…

Belgium Banning Tobacco Advertising in 2021

Belgium has banned certain forms of tobacco advertising next year. The country has already banned tobacco advertising in many public areas, but it is still…

Singapore Plain Packaging Goes Into Effect July 2020

All tobacco products sold in Singapore will be required to be sold in plain packaging effective July 1, 2020. The country has set the deadline…

U.S. Announces New Travel Restrictions to Cuba, Bans People-to-People Trips

The U.S. State Department announced today that it would ban licenses for group people-to-people and educational travel, putting an end to two of the more…

Canada’s Plain Packaging Going into Effect Nov. 8

In May 2018, the Canadian Parliament passed a sweeping package of anti-tobacco legislation known as S-5 that cleared the way for Health Canada, the government…

House Bill Would Ban Online Cigar Sales, Flavored Tobacco Products & Increase Minimum Tobacco Purchasing Age to 21

A new piece of proposed legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives would ban online sales of cigars, the sale of flavored cigars and increase…