Health and safety

Tobacco advertising

Legislation:

  • The Tobacco Advertising and Promotion (Display)(England) Regulations 2010 
  • The Tobacco Advertising and Promotion (Display of Prices) (England) Regulations 2010

Posters in windows, banners on the side of premises or any other sign which carries a Shisha brand or logo are all prohibited. 

It is an offence for an advertisement to have the effect of promoting Shisha tobacco products. This can include free offers, student discounts, price reductions or the supply of coupons. Products covered include those with only small proportion of tobacco in them. 

Shops can no longer display tobacco products, and there are restrictions on the way that a price list can be displayed. 

For further information for tobacco related businesses please refer to the trading standards companion guides:

  1. Tobacco – labelling, packaging & advertising
  2. Tobacco and nicotine inhaling products
  3. Guidance on the display and pricing of tobacco products