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Ireland to introduce tougher tobacco law

BMJ 2001; 322 doi: (Published 10 March 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;322:574
  1. Doug Payne
  1. Dublin

    The Irish Cabinet has approved a public health and tobacco bill—due to be published by June—which will require retailers of tobacco products to be registered. It will also raise the maximum fine for those convicted of selling tobacco to underage people (currently those aged under 16) from £Ir500 (£405; $607) to £Ir1500.

    The minister for health, Micheál Martin, called it the most comprehensive anti-tobacco legislation ever published in Ireland, but has modified some of its original elements.

    He had originally indicated that cigarette vending machines were …

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