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Health (Tobacco, Nicotine etc. and Care) (Scotland) Act 2016

Section 11 – Offences relating to the Register

47.Section 11 of the Act amends section 20 (offences relating to the Register) of the 2010 Act to extend the existing offences as a consequence of the Register being revised to include NVP businesses. Unregistered persons commit an offence. It is an offence for a person to carry on a tobacco or NVP business from premises other than those noted in that person’s entry in the Register. It is an offence for a person to fail to notify changes to that person’s entry in the Register. It is an offence for a person to breach a tobacco and NVP banning order or an ancillary order. Section 11(4) of the 2010 Act continues to set out the different levels of penalty for these offences. This Act does not change the penalty levels.

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