Promoting a tobacco free society

Commencement of Further Provisions of the Public Health (Tobacco) Acts and Guidance

From 1 July 2009 changes in legislation will affect all those who sell tobacco products to the public.

From 1 July 2009:

  1. No advertising or display of tobacco products will be permitted in a retail premises that sells tobacco products;

  2. Retailers must ensure that their tobacco products are stored out of view, within a closed container or dispenser only accessible by the retailer and retail staff;

  3. The retailer may use a pictorial list (in accordance with Regulations) to inform a member of the public aged 18 years and older who intends to purchase a tobacco product as to the products that are available;

  4. Retailers must display a sign at their premises informing the public that tobacco products may be sold at those premises to those over 18 years of age;

  5. Self-service vending machines are prohibited except in licensed premises and registered clubs and must be operated in accordance with Regulations;

  6. All retailers of tobacco products must register with the Office of Tobacco Control (OTC).

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