Tobacco Retailers Act

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From 6 April 2016 all retailers in Northern Ireland who sell tobacco related products must be registered under the Tobacco Retailers Act (Northern Ireland) 2014.  The new legislation is just one of a range of measures being introduced in order to reduce smoking prevalence amongst children and young people.

How do I register?
Registration is quick, easy and free.  Retailers can register online on the Tobacco Register NI homepage  , by downloading an application form or by requesting an application form from the Environmental Health Department 0300 303 1777.

All retailers have until 1 July 2016 to register.  It will then be illegal to sell tobacco products if you are not registered to do so.

The Tobacco Retailers Act also introduced a number of additional provisions, including the offence of proxy purchasing, i.e. an adult buying tobacco products on behalf of a child.  The maximum fine applicable for selling tobacco to a person under the age of 18 increases from £2,500 to £5,000.

For further guidance download the Tobacco Retailers Act Guidelines or contact the Tobacco Control Officer at Fermanagh & Omagh District Council, 0300 303 1777.


Related Files
Tobacco Register NI Applications Form
503 KB | pdf | 11 Apr 2016
Tobacco Retailers Act Guidelines-1
192 KB | pdf | 11 Apr 2016