New leg­is­la­tion on tobacco sales

The Oban Times - - News -

CUS­TOMERS and re­tail­ers in Ar­gyll and Bute are be­ing re­minded that new leg­is­la­tion on sales of tobacco prod­ucts comes into force this month.

The leg­is­la­tion means cig­a­rettes and hand-rolling tobacco must be sold in stan­dard­ised green pack­ag­ing.

Cig­a­rettes will only be al­lowed to be sold in a min­i­mum pack size of 20 and hand-rolling tobacco in a min­i­mum pack weight of 30g.

Other changes in­clude a ban on the use of ‘ flavours’ such as fruits or choco­late and men­thol cig­a­rettes can only be sold un­til 2020. The word men­thol must not be used in the la­belling.

There are ap­prox­i­mately 250 tobacco re­tail­ers in Ar­gyll and Bute.

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