Published on January 25th, 2013 | by Dean Carr
List of Age Restricted Products
An age restricted product is any product that can only legally be sold to a person of a certain age. Such products are assigned a minimum age for purchase. Age restricted products may not be bought by an underage person, and may not be sold, supplied or hired to an underage person.
18+ Age Restricted Products
Tobacco- cigars, cigarettes, tobacco, rolling paper, rolling machines, bongs and hookah (shisha) pipes
Alcohol- Beer, cider, wine, spirits, or any other fermented, distilled or spirituous liquor, greater than 0.5% ABV (alcohol by volume). Other products (such as perfume) containing alcohol as an ingredient are not classed as ‘alcohol’, although may be subject to age restriction in the own right.
16+ Age Restricted Products
Lottery tickets and scratch cards
Liqueur confectionary (there is a separate 18+ categorisation for very strong liqueur confectionary- read the guide for details.)
Media products age restrictions:
Media products, such as videos, DVDs and computer games, are subject to classification, which is then enforced as an age restriction. These items may be classified as 12, 15 or 18.