The tobacco control field comprises the activity of disparate health, policy and legal research and reform advocacy bodies across the world. These took time to coalesce into a sufficiently organised coalition to advance such measures as the World Health Organization Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, and the first article of the first edition of the Tobacco Control journal suggested that developing as a diffusely organised movement was indeed necessary in order to bring about effective action to address the health effects of tobacco use.
The Tobacco Control Act of Bhutan (Dzongkha: འབྲུག་གི་ཏམ་ཁུ་དམ་འཛིན་བཅའ་ཁྲིམས་ཅན་མ་; Wylie: 'brug-gi tam-khu dam-'dzin bca'-khrims can-ma) was enacted by parliament on June 16, 2010. It regulates tobacco and tobacco products, banning the cultivation, harvesting, production, and sale of tobacco and tobacco products in Bhutan. The act also mandates that the government of Bhutan provide counseling and treatment to facilitate tobacco cessation. Premised on the physical health and well being of the Bhutanese people – important elements of Gross National Happiness – the Tobacco Control Act recognizes the harmful effects of tobacco consumption and exposure to tobacco smoke on both spiritual and social health.
Long before the enactment of the Tobacco Control Act, Bhutan's government had struggled against tobacco use. In 1916, the first King of BhutanUgyen Wangchuck promulgated a ban on the "most filthy and noxious herb, called tobacco." The modern Tobacco Control Act, however, led to controversy because of its harsh penalties. In January 2012, Parliament passed urgent amendments with the effect of greatly increasing permissible amounts of tobacco and reducing penalties, although sale and distribution remain prohibited.
... prohibit smoking in all workplaces, including bars and casinos, and expanding state funding for tobacco control programs,” said Aimee Van Cleave, the director of advocacy for the ALA in Pennsylvania.
More specifically, Reynolds claimed state and local laws banning the sale of flavored tobacco products are preempted by the federal TobaccoControlAct of 2009, and that the Ninth Circuit made textual errors in its ruling.
Kretek nationalist organisations frame tobacco control efforts as neocolonial propaganda, and claim to act on behalf of ordinary farmers, factory workers, home industries, petty vendors, and smokers rather than their large corporate sponsors.
Under Section 4 of the TobaccoControlAct, the use of tobacco in public spaces, such as railway stations, bus stands, hotels, shopping areas, schools, colleges and government and private institutions, is strictly prohibited.
15, 2023 . Laina G. Stebbins ... Lt ... 24, 2024 ... Lt ... “These kits are sold online and at gun shows legally because the [Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives’] interpretation of the federal Gun ControlAct does not consider them to be firearms ... ... .
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While the state was not ranked as the worst in terms of tobacco control, researchers remained critical of the exemptions provided in the Clean Indoor Air Act and lack of state guidelines and inequality in taxes on alternative tobacco products.