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The Smoke-free (Exemptions, Vehicles, Penalties and Discounted Amounts) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2008

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Statutory Rules of Northern Ireland

2008 No. 307

PUBLIC HEALTH

The Smoke-free (Exemptions, Vehicles, Penalties and Discounted Amounts) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2008

Made

17th July 2008

Laid before the Assembly in draft

Coming into operation

1st September 2008

The Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety(1) makes the following Regulations in exercise of the powers conferred by Articles 4, 6, 10(3) and 15(1) of, and paragraphs 5 and 8 of Schedule 1 to, the Smoking (Northern Ireland) Order 2006(2).

Citation and commencement

1.  These Regulations may be cited as the Smoke-free (Exemptions, Vehicles, Penalties and Discounted Amounts) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2008 and shall come into operation on 1st September 2008.

Amendment of the Smoke-free (Exemptions, Vehicles, Penalties and Discounted Amounts) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2007

2.—(1) The Smoke-free (Exemptions, Vehicles, Penalties and Discounted Amounts) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2007(3) shall be amended in accordance with paragraph (2).

(2) In regulation 5(1) (Other residential accommodation) for the words “aged 16 years” there is substituted the words “aged 18 years”.

Sealed with the Official Seal of the Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety on 17th July 2008

L.S.

Andrew Elliott

A senior officer of the

Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Regulations)

These Regulations amend regulation 5(1) of the Smoke-free (Exemptions, Vehicles, Penalties and Discounted Amounts) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2007. The amendment to regulation 5(1) is linked to the raising of the age of sale of tobacco and cigarette papers from 16 years to 18 years of age.

(1)

See S.I. 1999/283 (N.I. 1), Article 3(6)

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