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A TMA spokesperson said: “A UK-wide consultation into standardised packaging has already taken place and…TMA responds to the HMRC Measuring Tax Gaps Report 2013
HMRC today published its “Tobacco Tax Gaps Estimate 2012-13”. The 2012-13 figures show illicit cigarettes…
The TMA is opposed to regulation that restricts or prohibits retailers from displaying product at the point of sale.
- A ban is unjustified as there is no credible evidence to support the government’s stated objective that a ban would reduce youth smoking.
- A display ban is unwanted as it would have serious unintended consequences, such as increasing illicit trade and severely impacting on small businesses.
- A display ban is unnecessary. The TMA agrees with the government that under-aged persons should not smoke and that they should not have access to tobacco products. We support more effective solutions such as:
- Proof of age schemes. The TMA and our member companies are major stakeholders in the UK wide ID scheme ‘CitizenCard’ (with nearly 2 million cards issued) and the ‘No ID, No Sale’ campaign in retail outlets.
- Rigorous enforcement of existing and new laws on under-age sales.
The TMA response to the implementation of Display Ban legislation, 6 April 2012
Thursday, April 5, 2012
Health Bill vote, House of Commons, 12 October 2009
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Health Bill Report Stage vote, House of Lords, 6th May 2009
Thursday, May 7, 2009
Tobacco Manufacturers’ Association continues to oppose a ban on tobacco display
Friday, January 16, 2009
Banning the display of tobacco products is the wrong approach, says the TMA
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
“It doesn’t work elsewhere, it won’t work here and doesn’t add up.”
Friday, September 5, 2008
TMA response on government proposals to restrict tobacco sales
Friday, May 30, 2008
Response to judgment in the judicial review of the POS Regulations
Tuesday, May 11, 2004
Tobacco Companies Challenge Point of Sale Regulations
Thursday, April 15, 2004
Point of Sale Regulations are Disproportionate
Thursday, March 18, 2004