May 15, 2009 - Tripoli - The Libyan (Great Socialist People's Libyan Arab Jamahiriya) government on Thursday, May 14th announced that it is to ban smoking in public places, and the media advertising of all tobacco products. The decision announced by the Libyan cabinet also prohibits selling cigarettes to any person less than 18 years old. Libya.
The Libyan government also banned producing any kind of sweets that are shaped like cigarettes and banned manufacturing, importing or marketing any product that carries titles of tobacco products, such as clothes or shoes or toys.
In 2008, the World Health Organisation said that only 5 per cent of the world's population lives in countries with comprehensive national bans on tobacco advertising and promotion. Libyan Arab Jamahiriya: Ratified the World Health Organization's Framework Convention on Tobacco Control on June 07, 2005.
Reference: Libya bans smoking in public places , DPA, EarthTimes.org, 5/14/2009.
WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) Treaty on June 7, 2005.