Impact assessment

Impact Assessment Of Regulations Supporting The Prohibition Of The Display Of Tobacco At Point Of Sale

This publication was published under the 2005 to 2010 Labour government

A regulatory impact assessment of the regulations supporting the prohibition of the display of tobacco at point of sale.



Tobacco displays have been shown to increase the likelihood of children taking up smoking, and to undermine quit attempts among people who smoke. The Health Act 2009 brought in a prohibition on the display of tobacco products. These regulations are needed to enable delivery of this policy, support enforcement and to minimise costs of implementation for retailers.