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Published on April 12th, 2011 | by Dean Carr

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Cigarette Vending Machine Ban Review Fails

The Government will now be able to ban cigarette vending machines from pubs after a judicial review failed in the High Court.

Machine provider Sinclair Collis, part of Imperial Tobacco, had attempted to block the proposed ban by way of a judicial review but its challenge failed.

The Judge stated that a ban on the sale of tobacco from automatic vending machines was appropriate to protect public health and did not go beyond what was necessary to achieve that end.

Imperial Tobacco had hoped to prove that measures such as electronic ID and remote controls have stopped underage sales from machines in other countries.

In England and Wales, cigarette vending macines will now be banned from 1 October.

 

 

 

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Dean Carr

Dean has been involved in alcohol licensing for over 20 years and has helped many independent retailers and corporate clients obtain a licence to sell alcohol or offer late night refreshment, regulated entertainment from all sorts of premises. Dean writes articles for various trade related blogs and is currently Managing Director of the PLT group of companies who run APLH and SCPLH personal alcohol licence courses nationwide. You can contact Dean or a member of his expert licensing team on: 01242 222 188



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  1. Jeremy says:

    Hi Katie, thanks for visiting our blog! According to Nursing Times :

    The ban, which makes it illegal to sell tobacco from vending machines and requires landlords to ensure all tobacco advertising on the machines is removed, comes into force in England today. (3rdf October 2011) Northern Ireland intends to implement a ban from February 1 2012, and both Scotland and Wales have committed to introducing a ban.

    The full story can be found here : Cigarette vending machine ban begins

  2. Katie says:

    Is it just England and not Scotland this ban takes place in?

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