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15.—(1) In the [1978 NI 26] Health and Personal Social Services (Northern Ireland) Order 1978—
(a)Article 3(2) (defence for seller of tobacco) shall cease to have effect;
(b)in Article 4(1) (control of automatic machines for sale of tobacco) for “may” where it first occurs there shall be substituted “ shall ”;
(c)in Article 7 (interpretation), in the definition of “tobacco” for “and tobacco substitutes” there shall be substituted “ , tobacco substitutes and any product containing tobacco and intended for oral or nasal use. ”.
(2) Paragraph (1)(a) does not affect any offence alleged to have been committed before the date on which this Article comes into operation and paragraph (1)(b) does not affect the powers of the court on a complaint made before that date.
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