Updates to Victorian Tobacco Regulations

Tobacco Regulations 2017 will come into effect some with changes to price notices and e-cigarette retail outlets in Victoria. From 1 August 2017, the Tobacco Amendment Act 2016 will amend the Tobacco Act 1987 to regulate e-cigarettes in the same manner as tobacco products.

The changes affecting price boards are summarised below;

  • A price board cannot contain discount price information or any other information to identify a product is discounted.
  • The letters and numbers on a price board must be printed in the same font, font size and font style. Additionally, the information relating to one particular produce must not be more distinctive than information relating to another product.
  • A prescribed graphic health waring sign now must be displayed on, or immediate next to, a price board at a certified specialist tobacconist and on-airport duty free shop.

For more information, visit Health.vic.