Retail Sign

Relevant Legislation

Section 43(4) of the Public Health (Tobacco) Act, 2002 (as amended), provides that a person registered with the to HSE National Tobacco Control Office under Section 37 must display a sign at a premises where tobacco products are sold

The sign is prescribed in the Public Health (Tobacco) (Retail Sign) Regulations 2009 (S.I. No. 57 of 2009).

What does this mean for retailers?

  • Only one sign per premises will be permitted.
  • Attention shall not be drawn to the sign by means of light, sound or any other means.
  • No other sign, notice or display is permitted at the premises indicating that tobacco products are for sale, except for the purposes of the European Communities (Requirements to Indicate Product Prices) Regulations 2002 (S.I. No. 639 of 2002).
  • Download the prescribed sign here. The downloaded sign must be printed on white paper or cardboard and conform to the dimensions, type-face colour, font and point size of the sign prescribed in the Regulations (S.I. No. 57 of 2009).
  • Your retail register number will be available following registration by the NTCO.
  • A person registered with the NTCO must display the prescribed sign at their premises.

All registered premises must display a sign informing the public that tobacco products may be sold to those aged 18 years and over.