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Hello. Is it illegal for a person over 18 to buy tobacco on

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Hello. Is it illegal for a person over 18 to buy tobacco on behalf of a minor (proxy purchasing) in the UK or has this law not yet come into force? Thanks.
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Ash replied 3 years ago.
Alex Watts : Hello my name is ***** ***** I will help you with this.
Alex Watts : At the moment it is not yet illegal except in sctoland.
Alex Watts : But it soon will be as the law has not yet come into force.
Alex Watts : Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?
Customer:

It thought this was illegal in 2010 Please see this link. https://www.sutton.gov.uk/CHttpHandler.ashx?id=18166&p=0

Customer:

I thought*

Customer:

Hello?

Alex Watts : No please see
Alex Watts : http://www.conveniencestore.co.uk/news/house-of-lords-backs-ban-on-tobacco-proxy-purchasing/354348.article
Customer:

Hello there!!

Alex Watts : https://www.nfrnonline.com/News/NFRN-Welcomes-Ban-on-Proxy-Purchasing-of-Tobacco
Customer:

Right, so what about my link I sent you? Is that wrong?

Alex Watts : http://www.tobaccoretailersalliance.org.uk/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=147:retailers-disappointment-at-proxy-purchasing-decision&catid=21:latest-press-releases&Itemid=27
Alex Watts : Yes
Customer:

Why is it only illegal in Scotland then?

Alex Watts : It's not yet illegal in the UK
Alex Watts : it should be
Alex Watts : can I clairfy anything for you?
Alex Watts : They have their own powers
Customer:

Yes, what is the name of the Act in whcih this will be implemented?

Customer:

which*

Alex Watts : Children and Families Bill
Customer:

OK

Customer:

Thank you

Customer:

Which area of law do you specialise in?

Alex Watts : Can I clarify anything else?
Customer:

No thanks. That's all

Customer:

I will give you an excellent service

Alex Watts : It will be section 91 but it's not yet in force
Alex Watts : Can I help with anything else today?
Customer:

I have an immigration question: what is the minimum number of years an immigrant from Asia can remain in this country before he is seen to be a full British citizen?

Alex Watts : I don't know anything about immigration sadly, might I invite you to post a new queation related to that?
Alex Watts : one of my immigration colleagues can pick that up
Alex Watts : Can I help with anything else related to this question at all ?
Customer:

No thanks. You are very nice and very helpful man. Bye bye.

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