A Russian health delegation led by Olga Knorre, member of the Coordinating Council for Tobacco Control and Victor Zikov, Deputy Head of the Federal Research Institute for Health Organization and Informatics of the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation has visited Ulaanbaatar at the invitation of A.Tsogtsetseg, the country's Health Minister. This visit aims to support Mongolia within the principles of the Framework Convention for Tobacco Control (FCTC) whilst supporting the Mongolian Law on Tobacco Control.
During the visit, the two sides exchanged views on the legal environment for tobacco control and emphasised a demand to make amendments to the Mongolian Law on Tobacco Control in compliance with social needs. The Russian specialists shared their experience on tobacco control and expressed their willingness to work with officials from the sector in Mongolia.
The Law on Tobacco Control of Mongolia was approved in 1993 and revised in 2005, 2012 and 2015 respectively.