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Introducing a minimum age of sale for nicotine inhaling products (DH / Welsh Government) - TSI response - January 2015

TSI response (PDF 374KB). TSI fully supports the proposal to make local authority trading standards responsible for the enforcement of the proposed legislation in terms of achieving a consistent approach to age restricted products. TSI would, however, draw attention to the severe reduction in resources (40% budget cuts and 45% staff cuts since 2010 despite trading standards enforcing over 250 pieces of legislation).