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Tobacco and Primary Medical Services (Scotland) Act 2010

Section 33 – Presumption as to contents of container

46.This section raises a presumption in prosecutions for displaying tobacco products (and smoking related products) or for selling tobacco to under-18s that the contents of a container conform to the packaging. The presumption can be rebutted by the accused or other party in a trial.

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