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Commenting on today’s Budget announcement, Jaine Chisholm Caunt, Secretary General of the Tobacco Manufacturers’ Association…
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.
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