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Suppliers of under-18s face fine

Ruari Hardy
Ch Insp Hardy said they wanted people to know they were breaking the law

People are being warned they face prosecution if they buy cigarettes or tobacco products for under-18s in a new campaign in Guernsey.

It focuses on a little known law that would see any offenders fined £500.

Police and the Health and Social Services Department are behind the campaign aimed at under-age smoking.

Ch Insp Ruari Hardy said they are distributing signs to retailers and schools to let people know they are breaking the law.

A second offence carries a fine of £1,000.

The law that covers the sale of tobacco products to under-18s is the Ordonnance portant defense de vendre ou de donner aux Mineurs du Tobac, des Cigars, des Cigarettes, ou des papiers a cigarettes.



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