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The Children and Young Persons (Sale of Tobacco etc.) Order 2007

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1.—(1) This Order may be cited as the Children and Young Persons (Sale of Tobacco etc.) Order 2007.

(2) This Article and Article 2(a), so far as it amends the side-note to section 7 of the 1933 Act, come into force on 1st October 2007.

(3) Article 2(a), so far as it amends section 7(1) of the 1933 Act, comes into force on 1st October 2007 in relation to sales on or after that day.

(4) Article 2(a), so far as it amends section 7(2) of the 1933 Act, comes into force on 1st October 2007 in relation to the use of machines on or after that day.

(5) Article 2(b) comes into force on 1st October 2007 in relation to orders made under section 7(2) of the 1933 Act as amended by this Order.

(6) Article 3 comes into force on 1st October 2007 in relation to the exhibition of notices on or after that day.

(7) In this Order “the 1933 Act” means the Children and Young Persons Act 1933(1).

Substitution of references to age in sections 7 and 102 of the 1933 Act

2.  For the word “sixteen” there is substituted the word “eighteen” in the following provisions of the 1933 Act—

(a)subsections (1) and (2) of, and the side-note to, section 7 (sale of tobacco, etc, to persons under sixteen); and

(b)section 102(1)(e) (appeals to the Crown Court).

Substitution of references to age in statements required by section 4 of the Children and Young Persons (Protection from Tobacco) Act 1991

3.  In section 4 of the Children and Young Persons (Protection from Tobacco) Act 1991(2)—

(a)in the statement in subsection (1) (warning statement in retail premises) for “the age of 16” there is substituted “the age of 18”; and

(b)in the statement in subsection (2) (warning statement on automatic machines for the sale of tobacco) for “aged 16 or over” there is substituted “aged 18 or over”.

Signed by authority of the Secretary of State for Health

Caroline Flint

Minister of State for Public Health,

Department of Health

7th March 2007

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