Smoke-free Environments Regulations 2017


Coat of Arms of New Zealand

Smoke-free Environments Regulations 2017

Rt Hon Dame Sian Elias, Administrator of the Government

Order in Council

At Wellington this 6th day of June 2017

Her Excellency the Administrator of the Government in Council

These regulations are made under sections 39 and 39A of the Smoke-free Environments Act 1990, on the advice and with the consent of the Executive Council.


4Meaning of tobacco package
5Shapes and areas
6Transitional, savings, and related provisions
7Overview of these regulations
8Message to be displayed on cigarette packs and cartons
9Message to be displayed on packages of loose tobacco
10Message to be displayed on packages of pipe tobacco
11Message to be displayed on cigar packages (other than cigar tubes)
12Message to be displayed on cigar tubes
13Message to be displayed on packages containing other tobacco products
14Application of this subpart
15How first warning must be displayed
16How second warning must be displayed
17Explanatory note
18You can quit statement
19Warning on front face
20Warning on back face
21Explanatory note
22Text of required message must match case
23Graphic must not be distorted except in certain circumstances
24Required message must remain readable when package opened in normal way
25Display of required message on adhesive labels for tobacco packages containing tobacco products other than cigarettes
26Rotation of required messages on tobacco packages containing tobacco products other than cigars
27Changeover of required messages: tobacco packages containing tobacco products other than cigars
28Rotation of required messages on cigar packages
29Colour of tobacco
30Smell of tobacco
31Text or alphanumeric marking on tobacco packages
32Brand name and variant name
33Company name
34Bar code
35Details of manufacturer or importer
36Tobacco package wrapper
37Tear strip of tobacco package wrapper
38Outer surfaces of tobacco package
39Tobacco package must not have scent or noise making feature to promote tobacco product
40Tobacco package must not have feature designed to alter package after sale
41Tobacco package must not contain inserts
42Dimensions and features of cigarette
43Printed code on cigarette
44Number of cigarettes in pack
45Dimensions and features of pack of cigarettes
46How pack of cigarettes may be lined
47Number of packs in carton of cigarettes
48Carton may have serrations
49Weight of loose or pipe tobacco in package
50Dimensions and features of loose tobacco package
51Tobacco package containing pipe tobacco
52How cigars may be sold
53Bands on cigars
54Notice that retailer may display under section 23(1)(b) of Act indicating availability and location of tobacco products generally
55How information about tobacco products offered for Internet sale must be provided
56Information that must be provided inside retailer’s place of business in response to request
57Provision of information about tobacco products offered by way of automatic vending machine
58Infringement fees for infringement offences
59Infringement and reminder notices
60Price lists given to retailers
61Manufactured cigarettes to be tested
62Conduct of tests of manufactured cigarettes
63Returns and reports
Explanatory note
Administrative Information