The End of the Fag Machine
On 1st October 2011 sales of tobacco from cigarette machines will no longer be allowed. In fact, it will be against the law with fines up to £2,500.
This does not mean a premises cannot sell tobacco, but from October it has to be sold to a customer by a member of staff. The aim of this new legislation is to make sure all sales of tobacco are sold to those who are 18 or over.