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A shop selling tobacco, and possibly other convenience items Edit or translate this description.
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Group: Shops
Used on these elements
may be used on nodesshould not be used on waysmay be used on areasshould not be used on relations
Useful combination
Status: de facto

A store that sells tobacco and smoking accessories. It might also sell other convenience items, such as magazines, newspapers, sweets and stamps.

How to map

Set a node or draw as an area along the shop outline. Tag it with shop=tobacco. Add name using name=* or use noname=yes to mark that shop has no name.

If the point of sale is a vending machine, add it separately tagged as amenity=vending_machine + vending=cigarettes.

Additional tags

Similar tags

  • Use shop=kiosk for kiosks, i.e. small structures on the pavement selling magazines, tobacco, newspapers, sweets and stamps.
  • Use shop=newsagent for shops that sell newspapers and magazines, and sometimes convenience items.
  • Use shop=e-cigarette for shops that sell only electronic cigarettes.

The keys tobacco=yes (used more often but the meaning is not documented or inherent) or sells:tobacco=yes (used rarely but has clear semantics) can be added to places that sell tobacco, but are not considered tobacco shops because they fall into a different typology and the sale of tobacco is not their main activity (e.g. a kiosk, a bar, a grocery store, a restaurant, ...).

Countryspecific documentation


  • Check out the German language site Austria/Tabaktrafiken for tagging "Tabaktrafiken" and other tobacco selling points in Austria.