Anti-smok­ing pack­ag­ing

Waikato Times - - News -

As of Wed­nes­day, cig­a­rettes must be sold in plain olive-brown pack­ag­ing with all to­bacco com­pany mar­ket­ing im­agery re­moved. Graphic an­ti­smok­ing warn­ings will take up 75 per cent of each car­ton or pouch. Brand names and prod­uct vari­ants may re­main on the pack­ets. Dis­trib­u­tors have six weeks to move old, la­belled stock and re­tail­ers have un­til June 6 to sell it. Cig­a­rette pack­ets will also carry the Quit­line logo and freep­hone num­ber and other in­for­ma­tion about quit­ting smok­ing. The reg­u­la­tions also stan­dard­ise how the brand name and vari­ant la­bels look, in­clud­ing where they must be on the pack, what type face and font size and colour must be used. Cig­a­rettes will be sold only in packs of 20 or 25, in stan­dard card­board packs and loose to­bacco in pouches of 30 or 50 grams in stan­dard rec­tan­gu­lar soft plas­tic pouches.

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