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

Update 5 March 2024

Refunds for applicants to the smoked tobacco retail scheme

The Approved Smoked Tobacco Retailer scheme was suspended in December 2023, and has been repealed by the Smokefree Environments and Regulated Products Amendment Act 2024.
The Government has agreed to provide a full refund of fees for those who applied to become an approved smoked tobacco retailer in 2023 and paid the related application fee. Read more
For any enquiries, you can contact [email protected]

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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