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Tobacco and Primary Medical Services (Scotland) Act 2010

Section 9 – Prohibition of vending machines for the sale of tobacco products

22.This section provides for the offence of having a “vending machine” available for use. Subsection (3) defines a “vending machine” as an automatic machine for the sale of tobacco products (regardless of whether the machine also sells other products). The person who commits the offence is the person who has the management or control of a premises on which the vending machine is available for use.

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