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Health (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act (Northern Ireland) 2016

Commentary on Sections in Part 1 of the Act

Section 5: Prohibition of use of tobacco or nicotine products in enclosed vehicles

This section seeks to amend Article 6 of the Smoking (Northern Ireland) Order 2006 in relation to smokefree vehicles, to allow offences to apply to private vehicles where under eighteens are present in the vehicle.  It also provides that regulations may be made in relation to prohibiting the use of nicotine products in cars when persons under the age of 18 are present.

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