Smokeless tobacco products can cause cancers, chromosomal damage, infections and death. There is a ban on supplying these products in Australia. However, individuals may import a limited amount for personal use.
The Federal Court found that each of Joystick, Social-Lites and Elusion contravened the ACL by making representations that their products did not contain harmful carcinogens and toxins, when this was not the case.
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has accepted court enforceable undertakings from both Philip Morris Ltd (Philip Morris) and Zen Sensation Pty Ltd (Zen) not to supply cigarettes that do not meet the mandatory Reduced Fire Risk safety standard.
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has negotiated recalls with two suppliers of cigarettes in Australia after testing revealed their products fail to comply with the mandatory safety standard for reduced fire risk.
This supplier guide provides a summary of the mandatory requirements for the supply of all retail tobacco products sold in Australia, that are made for human consumption, be it smoking, sucking, chewing or snuffing.