Tasmanian Government considers increasing the tobacco licence fee

Tasmania’s Department of Health and Human Services is inviting public comment on the draft Public Health (Tobacco Seller’s Licence) Regulations 2009. 

The regulations, if enacted, would increase the tobacco licence fee under sections 74B and 74F of the Public Health Act 1997 from 239 fee units to 478 fee units on January 1, 2017, and then to 717 fee units from January 1, 2018.

The Department says the fee increase will allow greater monitoring of retailers to prevent tobacco sales to children.

It is inviting public comment from interested individuals and businesses. Submissions can emailed to or posted to: Tobacco Control, Department of Health and Human Services, GPO Box 125 Hobart TAS 7001.

All submissions will be published on the Department’s website unless marked ‘confidential’ and anonymous submissions will not be accepted. Consultation closes at 5pm on November 20, 2016.

Visit the Department of Health and Human Services website for further details.

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