On 6th April 2015 new legislation came in to effect with the display of tobacco. Any tobacco related items for sale will have to be covered, we take a look at this in more detail.
Why are the government making changes to tobacco displays?The TL;DR version of it is that the government is trying to reduce the amount of young people who start smoking by removing the visual temptation to buy cigarettes.
What changes do I need to make to comply with the new tobacco display law?There are two parts to the new tobacco display law which you need to action to be compliant.
- Ensure that all tobacco products are not displayed to the public.
- The prices of the tobacco must be displayed in the formats that the new legislation stipulates.
What is the best way to cover my tobacco display?There are no set guidelines for how to cover the tobacco display, this is because the government recognises that all premises are different, and gives the shop the flexibility space and cost wise to comply.
What else should I know about the new tobacco display law?There are a few other things to bear in mind with the new legislation.
- Cash and Carry or wholesalers who are open to the public will need to adhere to the new legislation.
- There are separate provisions for special tobacconists
- Tobacco accessories such as lighters, rolling papers etc can be kept in public view.
Author Bio - Laura Holland
Social Media and Web Content Coordinator, Jan 2014 - May 2015