Tobacco products will disappear from view in New Zealand stores from tomorrow in the latest phase of the Government's ambitious plan to make the country smoke free by 2025.
Shops will have to hide their cigarette displays while retailers are also prohibited from telling customers which cigarettes are cheaper. If asked, they will have to show customers a menu with price details.
Failure to comply with the new restrictions could end up with a fine of up to $10,000.
Tobacco companies are paying for new cabinets to be fitted in shops and inspectors will be dropping in on stores from tomorrow.
The Government is also proposing a series of tax hikes which will mean a pack of cigarettes will cost $20 by 2016. They are also considering plain packaging.