Pubs reminded to prepare for new tobacco display laws

By Naomi Larsson

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The new display regulations come into force on 6 April 2015
The new display regulations come into force on 6 April 2015

Related tags: Tobacco, Nicotine, Public house

The British Beer and Pub Association (BBPA) is reminding pubs to prepare for the change in tobacco display laws.

The tobacco display restrictions come into effect on 6 April in England, Wales and Northern Ireland where all tobacco products on sale must be covered.

Tobacco must be kept out of sight until the purchase has been made.

BBPA said: “While the change won’t have the impact on pubs that it will have on shops, if you are selling cigarettes, it is certainly time to think about how you would remove them from view, such as placing them under the bar.”

For pubs selling cigarettes, they can still make customers aware they are available to purchase, but a sign naming the cigarette brand and price must be no larger than A3 in Helvetica font.

More information on the regulations can be found here

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Cigars & Rolling Tobacco??

Posted by John Ellis,

Do these regs apply to cigars & rolling tobacco too? What about snuff?

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Posted by ken nason,

Just download them from google fonts

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Posted by Objective Observer,

Oh well If I had to do signs I would be knackered, not on my list of fonts.

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