Tuesday, 29 September 2020

Ceisteanna (802)

Jennifer Murnane O'Connor


802. Deputy Jennifer Murnane O'Connor asked the Minister for Health if standardised format price lists for display in shops are to be implemented for the sale of tobacco products to consumers under the Public Health (Tobacco) Acts to dissuade the promotion of cheap cigarettes to young persons; if his attention has been drawn to the dangers of cheap cigarette advertising to young persons; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [26440/20]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Health)

The advertising of tobacco products in retail premises is prohibited under the Public Health (Tobacco) Acts 2002-2015. This prohibition is subject to the obligation of a retailer under the EU (Requirements to Indicate Product Prices) Regulation 2002 to display a price for products which they offer for sale. If the Deputy has been made aware of retail premises contravening the prohibition on tobacco advertising I would encourage her to bring this to the attention of the Environmental Health Service of the Health Service Executive which is responsible for enforcement matters in this area.