E-Cigarette Ban & Regulation: Global Status as of February 2021

37 COUNTRIES1 BAN SELLING OF E-CIGARETTES The sale/distribution of e-cigarettes2 is banned in the following thirty-seven (37) countries: Antigua and Barbuda*, Argentina, Australia, Bhutan*, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Colombia, Egypt, Ethiopia, Gambia, India, Iran, Japan**, N. Korea*, Kuwait, Lebanon, Mauritius, Mexico, Nepal, Nicaragua, Oman, Panama, Qatar, Seychelles, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Suriname, Syria, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Turkey*, […]

WHO FCTC Global Knowledge Hub on Smokeless Tobacco Calls for Strengthening Tobacco Control and Prohibiting Spitting in Public Places

The COVID-19 pandemic has shaken us to better understand the importance of public health for human development and prevent the spread of diseases. Countries worldwide marshaled their resources towards addressing this global crisis in a coordinated manner. Despite the existing barriers in public health services, governments have responded diligently to the unprecedented challenges that the […]

Policy decision regarding vape should be well informed, say traders

19 March 2021 The Independent A total of 153 members of parliament in Bangladesh in an unprecedented letter to the prime minister last week asked for a ban on vape, also known as e-cigarette, products. A trader working in vape business says this is a surprising move and appears not well informed. “My immediate reaction […]

Senators hit ‘ridiculous’ DOH plan to bar some industries from buying vaccines

22 March 2021Mara Cepeda, Rappler MANILA, PHILIPPINES A draft DOH order includes a provision prohibiting companies from buying COVID-19 vaccines if they make tobacco, milk, sugar, soda, and alcohol products Senators scratched their heads over a draft administrative order by the Department of Health (DOH) seeking to bar certain companies from rolling out coronavirus vaccines […]

Mud-slinging continues between tobacco bodies following calls for industry investigation

15 March 2021Carin Smith, Fin24 In the wake of Ipsos-report it commissioned on the illicit cigarette trade in South Africa, British American Tobacco SA (BATSA) accuses some industry bodies of “running scared in their U-turn on baking” for an industry-wide investigation into the rampant illicit tobacco trade….Read more

Guidelines for implementation of Article 5.3 of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control

WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control Art.5.3 Guidelines EN, FR, ES, RU, CH, AR   At its third session in November 2008, the Conference of the Parties (COP) adopted guidelines for implementation of Article 5.3 of the WHO FCTC on the protection of public health policies with respect to tobacco control from commercial and other vested interests of […]

Anti-tobacco platform’s annual conference on Saturday

25 February 2021 UNB A platform of 31 organizations engaged in advocacy against tobacco consumption will be organizing their annual conference on Saturday, to be held for the first time at the Liberation War Museum’s permanent site in Agargaon. The organizers held a press conference on Thursday to announce the event styled ‘Dhaka Conference on […]

JTI-Macdonald Corp.

Deloitte Introduction and Overview Take notice that on March 8, 2019, JTI-Macdonald Corp. (the “Applicant” or “JTIM”) sought and obtained protection pursuant to the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act (the “CCAA”) before the Ontario Superior Court of Justice (Commercial List) (the “Court”).  Deloitte Restructuring Inc. has been appointed as monitor in the Applicants’ CCAA proceedings (the […]