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France to Ban Smoking at Public Parks & Beaches, Eyes Plain Packaging for All Tobacco Products

France’s Minister of Health has also called for a minimum price for a pack of cigarettes and a ban on single-use vaping products.

Hong Kong Considering Generational Tobacco Ban, Higher Taxes, Plain Packaging & More

Hong Kong’s Health Bureau is surveying residents on potential new tobacco regulations encompassing everything from increased tobacco taxes to nicotine limits to a generational tobacco ban.

The Netherlands Moving Towards Plain Packaging for Cigars

The European Cigar Manufacturers Association warns that the Netherlands is headed towards plain packaging for cigars.

World Trade Organization Upholds Australia’s Plain Packaging Requirement

The World Trade Organization’s Appellate Body has issued a ruling supporting Australia’s tobacco plain packaging requirements and dismissing claims made by the Dominican Republic and…

Turkey’s Plain Packaging Requirement Takes Effect

Just about a year ago, Turkey announced it would be joining the list of countries switching to plain packaging for cigarettes and other tobacco products….

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…

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…

Cubacigar Benelux N.V. Sues Dutch Government Over Packaging Limitations

The Dutch distributor of Cuban cigars has sued its country’s government over an upcoming change in packaging restrictions. On July 1, cigar boxes in the…

Thailand Adopting Plain Packaging in 2019

By September, all tobacco products sold in Thailand will be sold in plain packaging. Thailand will be the first Asian country to adopt plain packaging….

Turkey Adopting Plain Packaging for Tobacco Next Year

Next year, Turkey will become the next country to outlaw tobacco packaging. The Turkish government has announced that beginning next year all tobacco products in…