New legislation on tobacco sales
CUSTOMERS and retailers in Argyll and Bute are being reminded that new legislation on sales of tobacco products comes into force this month.
The legislation means cigarettes and hand-rolling tobacco must be sold in standardised green packaging.
Cigarettes will only be allowed to be sold in a minimum pack size of 20 and hand-rolling tobacco in a minimum pack weight of 30g.
Other changes include a ban on the use of ‘ flavours’ such as fruits or chocolate and menthol cigarettes can only be sold until 2020. The word menthol must not be used in the labelling.
There are approximately 250 tobacco retailers in Argyll and Bute.