Attorney-General Simon Corbell said there are no plans to ban the display of equipment used to consume cannabis, methamphetamine and cocaine.
The ACT law banning the public display of tobacco products, as in other Australian states' tobacco laws, is based on research findings that displaying such items in stores promote and normalise smoking.
A study that appeared in the journal Pediatrics showed that exposure to retail advertising raises the possibility of children aged 11 to 14 to start smoking by 60 percent. The two-year study covered 1,600 children.
The Protecting Children from Tobacco (PCT) coalition believes the findings of the study disprove assertions by tobacco retailers that banning the display of cigarettes do not reduce youth smoking.