Decree Of Law Banning The Sale Of Tobacco To Persons Under 18 Years And The Sale Of Alcohol To Persons Under 16 Years Of Age

Original Language Title: Bekendtgørelse af lov om forbud mod salg af tobak til personer under 18 år og salg af alkohol til personer under 16 år

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Decree of law banning the sale of tobacco to persons under 18 years and the sale of alcohol to persons under 16 years of age

Hereby promulgated Act No. 213 of 31. March 2004 relating to a ban on the sale of tobacco and alcohol to persons under the age of 16 with the changes imposed by section 28 of Act No. 512 of 6. June 2007 and section 2 of Act No. 536 of 17. June 2008.

§ 1. Tobacco products may not be sold to persons under 18 years of age.

(2). By tobacco products means:





1) goods which are intended for the purposes of smoking, sniffing, sucking or chewing, if they are entirely or partly derived from tobacco.

2) Products, which are mainly used in the context of tobacco control.





§ 2. Alcoholic beverages with an alcohol by volume of 1.2 or more may not be sold to persons under the age of 16 from stores where retail sales are going on.

§ 3. Tobacco products may not be imported from other EU countries by persons under 18 years of age.

(2). Alcoholic beverages with an alcohol by volume of 1.2 or more may not be imported from other EU countries by persons under 16 years of age. However, this does not apply to beer.

§ 4. The Minister for health and prevention lays down rules to the effect that persons aged 16 or over by municipality of residence can be issued identity card with photo and detailed rules on the issuance and design of the identification card.

(2). The Municipal Council may impose a fee for the issue of identity card, see. (1).

§ 5. For violation of sections 1 and 2 are punishable shopkeeper, caterer, hotel, canteen holder, etc. with fine host. There should when fixing fines special consideration to whether the shopkeeper, caterer, hotel host, canteen holder, etc. has been guilty of serious or repeated violations of sections 1 and 2. The provision in the criminal code, section 23 does not apply.

(2). That can be imposed on companies, etc. (legal persons) criminal liability in accordance with the provisions of the criminal code 5. Chapter.

§ 6. The law shall enter into force on the 1. July 2004.

(2). At the same time repealed Act No. 97 of 9. February 1994 on measures to be taken against alcohol abuse.

§ 7. The law does not apply to the Faroe Islands and Greenland.




Act No. 536 of 17. June 2008 includes the following entry-into-force provision:



§ 4

The law shall enter into force on the 1. September 2008.
The Ministry of health and prevention, 21. October 2008 Jakob Axel Nielsen/Hanne nicoline Makholm