Table 1

Initial examples of tobacco control policy audacity identified by authors and tobacco control colleagues

MauritiusBan on tobacco industry corporate social responsibility2008
UruguayRegulation limiting tobacco products to a single presentation per brand familyResolution passed 2008, implemented from February 2009
Aotearoa New ZealandInquiry into the tobacco industry and consequences of tobacco use for Māori and proposals for Smokefree Aotearoa 2025Inquiry in 2010, Proposals in 2021
AustraliaTobacco plain packaging legislationAnnounced 2010, implemented 2012
HungaryLaw to limit and licence tobacco retailing2013
Balanga City, PhilippinesTobacco-free generation endgame strategy ordinanceIntroduced in 2016
Tasmania, AustraliaSmoke-free generation bill introduced by an independent member of parliamentIntroduced to parliament 2014. Not debated or passed, lapsed 2018
Beverly Hills City Council, USAOrdinance to ban sale of most tobacco productsPassed in 2019, implemented from January 2021
The NetherlandsPolicy plan to phase out online and supermarket tobacco salesPresented in 2020, to be implemented by law from 2023