Advocating for the Industry

NZACS advocates for the industry, lobbying the Government on issues that affect its members to trade fairly and responsibly.

There are many and varied issues affecting the industry, but some of the most recent include:

The smokefree issue has been affecting our industry for decades, most recently with the SmokeFree Aotearoa 2025 Action Plan. NZACS has been calling for more consultation so that Government can hear from those whose livelihoods will be severely impacted by this plan.

Read the latest email sent to politicians Christopher Luxon, Dr Shane Reti, Chris Bishop, Mark Michell (National), David Seymour (ACT) in April 2023.

Read the press release from 27 July 2022

Read the press release from 9 December 2021

Download a PDF of the letter to Ministers July 2019

Read the article on Plain Packs implementation June 2016

Read more about the Retail Display Ban July 2012

The recent introduction of vaping and smokeless tobacco products to the market has changed the landscape of the industry.

Download a PDF of the letter to Minister of Health April 2019

A number of issues arise from time-to-time, including Covid restrictions, sugarfree movements, and more. NZACS tirelessly represents the interests of our members with any new issue that arises.