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Frequently Asked Questions

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A very common question we get, so much so this is an almost several-times-daily one.

New Zealand has some very unique laws around the sale and supply of tobacco product to the public. Of these, the law prohibiting the advertising or display of the product, its packaging, images, likeness, branding or even use of the word 'cigar' are what affect us in our daily trade.


These laws were designed for cigarettes, and for high-risk retailers (supermarkets/service stations/convenience stores) where underage public had immediate visual access to these products. The legislation as passed is so broad that it covers all tobacco products including cigars.


Unfortunately this means we may do no more than identify what brands and variants we carry, and for what price we sell them for.

How can I be sure your cigars are actually Cuban?

A very common question we get, so much so this is an almost several-times-daily one. New Zealand has some very unique laws around the sale and supply of tobacco product to the public. Of these, the law prohibiting the advertising or display of the product, its packaging, images, likeness, branding or even use of the word 'cigar' are what affect us in our daily trade. These laws were designed for cigarettes, and for high-risk retailers (supermarkets/service stations/convenience stores) where underage public had immediate visual access to these products. The legislation as passed is so broad that it covers all tobacco products including cigars. Unfortunately this means we may do no more than identify what brands and variants we carry, and for what price we sell them for.

I see you offer Duty Free, How does this work?

A very common question we get, so much so this is an almost several-times-daily one. New Zealand has some very unique laws around the sale and supply of tobacco product to the public. Of these, the law prohibiting the advertising or display of the product, its packaging, images, likeness, branding or even use of the word 'cigar' are what affect us in our daily trade. These laws were designed for cigarettes, and for high-risk retailers (supermarkets/service stations/convenience stores) where underage public had immediate visual access to these products. The legislation as passed is so broad that it covers all tobacco products including cigars. Unfortunately this means we may do no more than identify what brands and variants we carry, and for what price we sell them for.

Where are your Cigars?

A very common question we get, so much so this is an almost several-times-daily one.

New Zealand has some very unique laws around the sale and supply of tobacco product to the public. Of these, the law prohibiting the advertising or display of the product, its packaging, images, likeness, branding or even use of the word 'cigar' are what affect us in our daily trade.


These laws were designed for cigarettes, and for high-risk retailers (supermarkets/service stations/convenience stores) where underage public had immediate visual access to these products. The legislation as passed is so broad that it covers all tobacco products including cigars.


Unfortunately this means we may do no more than identify what brands and variants we carry, and for what price we sell them for.