Meeting with Minister of Health (2015) to discuss policy and implementation issues (2015)
In April 2015, VISA sent a mail to the Minister of Health and Quality of Life, Mr Anil Gayan, to expose some policy issues on tobacco control which required urgent attention. The issues were:
- Delay in the introduction of a new set of images on cigarette packs;
- Delay in conducting the International Tobacco Control (ITC) survey;
- Opening of waterpipe bars;
- Smoking in nightclubs;
- Pending amendments to the tobacco regulations; and
- Tax on tobacco products.
VISA requested a meeting with the Minister to discuss these issues. On 30 July, 2015, the Minister received the President of VISA and its Honorary Member, Mrs Veronique Leclezio. A brief was submitted to the Minister on the policy and implementation issues raised during the meeting.
Click here to read the letter sent to the Minister on 24 April, 2015
Click here to read the brief submitted to the Minister on 30 July 2015