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Tobacco and Primary Medical Services (Scotland) Act 2010

Section 7 – Confiscation of tobacco from persons under 18

20.This section empowers the police to confiscate a tobacco product or cigarette papers from a person under 18 who is in possession of them in a public place. Failure to comply with a request from the police to surrender the tobacco product or cigarette papers or, when such a request has been made, for a name and address is an offence.

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