Unit packets of tobacco products

The mandatory, permitted and prohibited information on the unit packets of tobacco products is laid down in the Tobacco Act. In addition, the Tobacco Act regulates the shape (also applies to roll-your-own tobacco), material and opening mechanism of the unit packets for cigarettes.

The unit packet of a tobacco product may include the brand name of the tobacco product and the tobacco product group, the business name and contact details of the manufacturer or importer, as well as the packet size and barcode of the product. However, the information must be presented so that the labelling does nothing to help the unit packet stand out from other unit packets of the same tobacco product group and the labelling does not promote the product.