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Health (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act (Northern Ireland) 2016

Commentary on Sections in Part 1 of the Act

Section 3: Amendments consequential on sections 1 and 2

This section makes consequential amendments to integrate the new age of sale offence for nicotine products into the existing age of sale legislation for tobacco products. Consequential amendments to Article 6 of the Children and Young Persons (Protection from Tobacco) (Northern Ireland) Order 1991 apply the enforcement regime for tobacco age of sale offences to offences under sections 1 and 2. Consequential amendments to sections 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 16 and 22 of the Tobacco Retailers (Northern Ireland) Act 2014 integrate the offences under sections 1 and 2 into the existing regime for repeated tobacco age of sale offences.

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