Health (Restricted Article) Order, 1985

JurisdictionIreland
Year1985
CitationIR SI 429/1985

S.I. No. 429 of 1985.

HEALTH (RESTRICTED ARTICLE) ORDER, 1985.

Whereas the Minister for Health is of opinion that tobacco in the form of finely-cut, moist tobacco contained in sachets or pouches and intended for use by being placed in the mouth, is likely, when accessible to the general public, to be used for purposes involving risk of serious injury to health or body;

Now therefore the Minister for Health thereby orders as follows:

1. Tobacco in the form of finely-cut, moist tobacco contained in sachets or pouches and intended for use by being placed in the mouth shall be a restricted article for the purposes of Section 66 of the Health Act 1947 (No. 28 of 1947).

2. This Order may be cited as the Health (Restricted Article) Order, 1985.

GIVEN under the Official Seal of the Minister for Health this 20th day of

December, 1985.

BARRY DESMOND,

Minister for Health

EXPLANATORY NOTE.

The effect of this Order is to make the tobacco product referred to a restricted article under section 66 of the Health Act, 1947 . Under this section it is an offence for a person, unless authorised by a permit granted by the Minister for Health, to import, manufacture, sell or otherwise dispose of, or offer to keep for sale or other disposal, or advertise, a restricted article. Persons found guilty of an offence under the section are liable to a fine not exceeding £100 or imprisonment for a term not exceeding six months or to both such fine and imprisonment and, in every case, to...

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