Australia - New South Wales - display ban for large stores started January 1, 2010..

NSW - Coat_of_Arms:
January 3, 2010 -

The Australian State of New South Wales (NSW) introduced tough anti-tobacco laws starting Wednesday, July 1, 2009.

One of the new laws forced retailers to keep all tobacco products out of sight. Shops with more than 50 employees had six months to implement the display ban, while retailers who employ less than 50 people have a year to comply.

Images obtained form ASH Australia shows the before and after images once the tobacco has been removed from site. Click on any image to enlarge..

These picture from January 2010 shows a major supermarket chain in NSW, Australia, has put tobacco out of sight under state law. The small white labels list the brand variant names and prices for retail staff. Smokers are not inconvenienced, as most know their brand. The law prescribes price boards (plain font, black and white, with size limits) and health warnings with Quitline contact. Large retailers like this will be followed by smaller shops from July 1, 2010.
(display bans)