TMA newsTMA responds to the Government review of the evidence on plain packaging
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…
Youth access prevention
- Smoking is a matter of informed adult choice. Children should not smoke and should be discouraged from doing so.
- It is now illegal in the UK to sell tobacco products to anyone under the age of 18. The key issue is for retailers to establish age at point-of-sale before they allow a purchase to be made, accompanied by an effective enforcement regime.
- The TMA is a principal stakeholder in CitizenCard (www.citizencard.com), the UK’s leading proof-of-age scheme with nearly 2 million cards issued. The TMA initiated and is the primary funder of the ‘No ID No Sale’ campaign (NINS) (www.noidnosale.com) campaign operated by CitizenCard.
- The NINS campaign has engaged more than 100,000 retailers nationwide and created a culture in which young people expect to be asked to prove their age, and in which retailers accept only the correct ID.
The TMA response to the implementation of Display Ban legislation, 6 April 2012
Thursday, April 5, 2012
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Friday, October 1, 2010
Urgent action needed to tackle underage sales and tobacco smuggling
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Increase in the Age of Sale for Tobacco Products
Sunday, September 9, 2007
Tobacco Manufacturers Tackle Under-age Sales with New Campaign
Friday, January 23, 2004