The Framework Convention Alliance for Tobacco Control

World No Tobacco Day 2017 in the Pacific Islands

Marking World No Tobacco Day 2017 in Tokelau, Pacific IslandsTobacco: a threat to development was the theme of World No Tobacco Day 2017. Governments and civil society in the Pacific Islands celebrated the Day with customary creativity and enthusiasm.

Plain packs proliferating

Global map of tobacco plain packaging, 2017

Plain packaging has been adopted in 8 countries and is under consideration in at least 15 other jurisdictions, a major increase from less than one year ago.

On 1 July, Norway joined Australia, France and the UK as countries that have implemented plain packs. Hungary, Ireland, New Zealand and Slovenia have all set dates for the measure, starting with Ireland on 30 Sep 2017.