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Tobacco licensing is approved

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TOBACCO licensing for retailers will be introduced in a bid to help cut smoking among young people – and more measures could be on the way.

TOBACCO licensing for retailers will be introduced in a bid to help cut smoking among young people – and more measures could be on the way.

The States backed Health and Social Services proposals yesterday, which also included introducing a new law to give police the power to confiscate tobacco and related paraphernalia from the under-18s.

A series of attempted amendments to the department's plans were lost on Wednesday and Thursday morning – but the department had already been forced to climb down over some of the restrictions on the licenses.

Retailers said they were disappointed by the decision.

But Candy Shop on the Bridge owner Daphne Brouard was quite pleased HSSD had made some amendments to its original plans, which helped retailers.

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