Quit groups want ban on cigarette vending machines and tobacco price boards at shops
FOUR of Victoria’s leading health groups are demanding a ban on cigarette vending machines and tobacco price boards at shops.
Quit, the Cancer Council, the Heart Foundation and the Australian Medical Association are also calling for the abolition of exemptions to a ban on the retail display of cigarettes for the state’s 145 specialist tobacco retailers.
The ACT has no such exemptions, and NSW and South Australia are phasing out theirs, but retailers say the proposed reforms are “nanny state restrictions” that will lead to job losses.
A 2011 state ban on the retail display of cigarettes still allowed retailers a price board, which is banned in Queensland and the ACT.