NZACS Media Release – 3 October 2010

The New Zealand Association of Convenience Stores (NZACS) today commented on the Report into the tobacco industry by the Maori Affairs Select Committee saying it supports recommendations to increase penalties for selling tobacco to minors, but can’t support recommendations that force significant costs onto retailers.

“NZACS has said all along that a relatively simple solution was available – that of greater enforcement of existing tobacco regulations,” said NZACS Chairman Roger Bull.

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