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Thursday, 20 July 2017

July marks the ten year ban of indoor smoking in public places. Whilst ten years isnít a long time when you consider cigarettes have been prevalent in the UK for over 450 years, a lot of legislation has been passed to discourage young and old alike, to stop smoking.

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Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Our Australian neighbours are often known for their laid-back attitude, however when it comes to the underage use of alcohol and cigarettes, they put the British to shame. Recent surveys from both countries have shown that the UK has a long way to go in reducing the amount of under 16s that engage in drinking alcohol and smoking.

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Tuesday, 27 June 2017

With GCSEs nearing completion and almost 5.5million teenagers preparing for a summer break before starting further education in September, retailers can expect an increase in the number of under 18s attempting to purchase restricted products, including alcohol.

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Tuesday, 20 June 2017

A recent survey conducted by the centres for Disease Control and Prevention in America discovered that one third of adults didnít know that exposure to vaping Ďsmokeí caused harm to children.

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Monday, 8 May 2017

Larger pack sizes, increased prices and removal of branding on cigarettes will all be commonplace come the launch of the EUís revised Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) later this month.

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Monday, 10 April 2017  |  Anne-Marie

Award for Personal Licence Holders.

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Thursday, 30 March 2017

New research carried out by Under Age Sales, the Union of Shop, Distributive and Allied Workers (USDAW) and the National Federation of Retail Newsagents (NFRN) has revealed that almost 6000 convenience store workers experience verbal or physical abuse every single day as a direct result of asking customers for identification to purchase age restricted products.

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Friday, 24 March 2017

We have welcomed a new team member targeted with exploring new areas of business development, and expanding qualifications and training for UK retailers selling age restricted products.

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Thursday, 16 February 2017

On Wednesday 15th February, Under Age Sales attended the Retail Crime seminar held at the Scottish Grocersí Federation. It was here that we launched a first-of-its-kind qualification to Scottish retailers Ė the Award in Preventing Under Age Sales in Scotland.

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