The role of Smokefree Enforcement Officers
Our Smokefree Enforcement Officers work to ensure compliance with the Smokefree Environments and Regulated Products Act 1990 by:
- visiting tobacco retailers to remind them of their responsibilities and support them to maintain compliance;
- conducting Controlled Purchase Operations with young volunteers to test tobacco retailer’s compliance;
- visiting licensed premises to ensure their open areas (where smoking is allowed) comply with the requirements set out in the Act; and
- responding to complaints and queries.
Contact your local Smokefree Enforcement Officer at Toi Te Ora Public Health for support to comply with the smokefree legislation.