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Health (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act (Northern Ireland) 2016

Commentary on Sections in Part 1 of the Act

Section 7: Interpretation of Part 1

 “Nicotine product” is defined in this section. Examples include an electronic cigarette and part of an electronic cigarette. Tobacco products, which are already subject to a prohibition on sale to persons aged under 18, are not nicotine products for the purposes of this clause. Through subordinate legislation, the Department may provide for exceptions or make provision in relation to nicotine products of a specified kind, such as licensed NRT products, or all nicotine products.

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