Statutory Instruments

The Public Health (Tobacco) (Control of Sales Promotion) Regulations 2013

These Regulations may be cited as the Public Health (Tobacco)(Control of Sales Promotion) Regulations 2013. They have been developed under Section 38(10A) of the Public Health (Tobacco) Act 2002 as inserted by Section 1 of the Public Health (Tobacco)(Amendment) Act 2013. These regulations replace provisions set out in Regulation 2(b) of S.I. No. 525 of 2012 Tobacco Products (Control of Advertising, Sponsorship and Sales Promotion) (Amendment) Regulations which were made under the Tobacco Products (Control of Advertising, Sponsorship and Sales Promotion) Act 1978. The commencement of Section 2 of the Public Health (Tobacco) (Amendment) Act 2013 revokes the provisions outlined in Regulation 2(b) mentioned above.

The effect of these Regulations (the Public Health (Tobacco) (Control of Sales Promotion) Regulations 2013) is:

— to prohibit the sale or supply of tobacco products at a reduced price on the purchase of tobacco products or other products,

— to prohibit the supply of tobacco products free of charge on the purchase of tobacco products or other products,

— to prohibit the promotion of tobacco products at a reduced price or free of charge on the purchase of tobacco products or other products, and

— to prohibit “happy hour” or similar type promotions where tobacco products are sold at a reduced price or provided free of charge for a limited period of time, including those promotions which may run over a number of days.

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