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Tobacco and Primary Medical Services (Scotland) Act 2010

Section 5 – Purchase of tobacco products by persons under 18

18.This section makes it an offence for someone under 18 to buy or attempt to buy a tobacco product or cigarette papers unless they are authorised to do so by a council officer or a constable as part of a test purchasing programme.

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