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The Standardised Packaging of Tobacco Products Regulations 2015

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Packaging of cigarettes or hand rolling tobacco not to change after retail sale

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12.—(1) No person may produce or supply any cigarettes or hand rolling tobacco if the packaging in which the product is, or is intended to be, presented for retail sale includes any features which are designed to change the packaging after retail sale.

(2) Such features include (but are not limited to)—

(a)heat activated inks,

(b)inks or embellishments designed to appear gradually over time,

(c)inks that appear fluorescent in certain light,

(d)panels designed to be scratched or rubbed to reveal an image or text,

(e)removable tabs, and

(f)fold-out or slide-out panels.

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