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Associate health minister – announces increased tobacco control measures

Associate health minister – announces increased tobacco control measures

In response to the tabled report by the Māori Affairs select commitee on tobacco control asssociate health minister Tariana Turia announced that the govenment will support  increased control measures focused on the retail environment including;   

  • prohibiting any visible display of tobacco products for sale;
  • tighter legislation around the display of trading names for tobacco outlets;
  • instant infringement fines to those who sell tobacco products to people under the age 
  • clarifying that any contracts and agreements covering trade rebates and discounts for selling tobacco which are inconsistent with the Smokefree Environments Act are legally void.

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