Posts tagged: Tobacco laws

Registration Of Tobacco Sellers Would Strengthen Tobacco Laws

Tweet Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) says retailers facing prosecution for selling tobacco to minors will become simpler and less costly to administer under new tobacco laws, but there is a need for a register of all tobacco sellers. A Taumarunui retailer is facing prosecution and a fine of up to $2000 after selling cigarettes to a person under 18 years of age. Changes under the Smoke-free Environments Amendment Bill before Parliament would s ... Jump to full article >>

Worcester close to new tobacco laws

Tweet Worcester is close to becoming the ninth city in the state to ban the sale of cigarettes and other tobacco products in pharmacies and drug stores. After weeks of debate, Tuesday city council members voted to give initial approval on some controversial changes. One would ban the sale of so called ‘blunt wrappers’ in the city. Another would prohibit tobacco advertising in any store window that is in public view. The other amendme ... Jump to full article >>

Tobacco laws will only be positive: health expert

Tweet Talks that legislation enforcing plain packaging for tobacco products would bring about a black market are absolute nonsense, says a leading health expert who is welcoming the proposed changes. Professor Mike Daube, deputy chair of the National Preventative Health Taskforce said it is possible to gauge the positive impact of the proposed legislation by the commotion the tobacco industry kicks up. Tobacco giants – as well as the Austra ... Jump to full article >>