Smoked Tobacco Products

This section provides information about the Smokefree Environments and Regulated Products Act 1990 and how it regulates smoked tobacco products in New Zealand and what that means for retailers, manufacturers, importers and distributors of smoked tobacco products.

Latest updates

21 September 2023

  • Update on the smoked tobacco retail scheme. We are experiencing some technical difficulties with part of the HARP application site which we are working to fix as a priority. In the meantime any prospective applicants can still start the application process and read the detailed guides available at Approved Smoked Tobacco Retailer Application Process. We will provide an update on the smoked tobacco premises application early next week.

20 September 2023

15 September 2023

24 August 2023

Make a complaint

If your complaint is about tobacco sales to under 18s or smoking in a workplace, then contact your local Public Health Service 

If you have a complaint about a smoked tobacco product, then you can let the Tobacco Regulatory Authority (TRA) know through the complaints form in the HARP portal.

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