SMOKERS NOW MUST GET THEIR FIX WITHOUT SEEING THE CIGARETTE PACK ON DISPLAY

Dear A.S.S. Editor

In two weeks time, tobacco products sold at all places like convenience stores, supermarkets, coffee shops and your local mamak store will have to be kept out of sight.

This is because the display ban will take effect after a one year grace period comes to a close. The ban takes effect on 1 August, and applies to all general retailers. They will not be allowed to display tobacco products at the point of sale within direct line of sight of the public. Such products includes tobacco cigarettes, cigars and loose tobacco leaves.

Instead, they could be kept in plain, un-decorated storage devices. A text only price list based on a prescribed template may only be shown to customers upon their request. Specialist tobacco sellers are exempted from the rule, as long as their products are not visible from outside the shop.

Mohan S

A.S.S. Contributor

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