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Tobacco regulations

New regulations have come into force regulating standardised 'plain' packaging for:

  • tobacco products
     
  • herbal products for smoking
     
  • electronic cigarettes

The Chartered Trading Standards Institute and Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) has produced a short guide on the changes to tobacco regulations (2016).


 

What's involved?

These regulations will require retailers to ensure that they must only sell:

  • Tobacco in standardised packaging (dull brown colour with matt finish)
     
  • Tobacco with health warnings covering 65% of the front & back of packaging
     
  • Packs with minimum of 20 cigarettes
     
  • Roll-you-own tobacco with a min weight of 30g
     
  • Unflavoured cigarettes or roll-your-own tobacco (with exemption of menthol cigarettes which are allowed until 20 May 2020)
     
  • E-cigarettes with a health warning
     
  • E-cigarettes with a maximum of 20mg/ml of nicotine (unless licensed as a medicine)
     
  • E-cigarettes refills with max size of 10ml
     
  • Disposable e-cigarettes, cartridges and tanks with a max size of 2ml

 

Further information

For more information and guidance please see:

 

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