Section 9 – Sale of tobacco to under-age persons: variation of age limit
30.Subsection (1) enables Scottish Ministers to raise by order the age in section 18 of the Children and Young Persons (Scotland) Act 1937 (c.37) (offence of selling tobacco etc. to under-age persons and other preventative measures). This allows them to raise the age from the current one of 16 years for the purchase of tobacco.
31.Subsection (2) requires that Scottish Ministers only make an order under subsection (1) after they have consulted on a draft with persons as they see as appropriate, for example local authorities and police bodies.