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The Tobacco Advertising and Promotion (Display of Prices) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2012

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This is a draft item of legislation. This draft has since been made as a Northern Ireland Statutory Rule: The Tobacco Advertising and Promotion (Display of Prices) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2012 No. 341

Price lists: available only on request

7.—(1) The requirements are—

(a)that the display of prices of tobacco products is in the form of a price list which is made available to an individual aged 18 or over following a particular request by the individual for information about tobacco products for sale in the place where such request takes place;

(b)that all reasonable steps are taken to ensure that the individual making such a request is aged 18 or over before such a display takes place;

(c)that the display lasts for no longer than is needed for the individual to obtain the information sought by that individual;

(d)that the size of the wording on the price list shall be such that no character is greater than 4 millimetres high;

(e)that the only other feature displayed is a picture of the actual tobacco product, as packaged for sale, where the size of such picture does not exceed 50 square centimetres; and

(f)that the price list shall be limited in number to—

(i)one price list for each separate area where tobacco products are both located and can be paid for, or

(ii)where there is more than one till at any such location, one price list for each such till.

(2) For the purposes of paragraph (1)(b), a person is treated as having taken all reasonable steps to establish that the individual is aged 18 or over if either—

(a)from the individual’s appearance nobody could reasonably have suspected that the individual was aged under 18; or

(b)the person asked the individual for evidence of the individual’s age and the evidence would have convinced a reasonable person.

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