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 […]

GGTC applauds WTO’s reaffirmation of Australia’s plain packaging

Bangkok – On Tuesday, June 9, the World Trade Organization (WTO) reaffirmed Australia’s plain packaging laws which require the tobacco industry to use generic text in drab plain cigarette packs with large graphic warnings. WTO’s Appellate Body rejected arguments that these are “more trade-restrictive than necessary for achieving that public health objective”; and that plain […]