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Health Act 2009

Section 20:  Prohibition of advertising: exclusion for specialist tobacconists

270.Section 20 amends section 6 of the Tobacco Advertising and Promotion Act 2002 (“the 2002 Act”) (specialist tobacconists) by inserting a new subsection (A1) at the beginning of that section. This new subsection gives the Secretary of State (in relation to England), the Welsh Ministers (in relation to Wales), and DHSSPSNI (in relation to Northern Ireland) power to provide that specialist tobacconists do not commit an offence under section 2 of the 2002 Act (prohibition of tobacco advertising) if a tobacco advertisement on their premises meets certain requirements (including those to be set out in regulations). This power replaces, except in relation to Scotland, an automatic exclusion for specialist tobacconists currently provided by section 6(1) of the 2002 Act. Accordingly, paragraph 3 of Schedule 4 amends section 6(1) of the 2002 Act to limit its application to Scotland.

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