Sinclair Collis Limited v Secretary of State for Health and the Members of National Association of Cigarette Machine Operators

17 Feb 2011

This case concerned legislation prohibiting the sale of tobacco from automatic vending machines. On 31 May 2008 the Secretary of State published a consultation paper on the “Future Control of Tobacco” and in December 2008 an impact assessment was produced which considered three options for dealing with the sale of tobacco products to persons under 18 years: (1) retaining the status quo; (2) introducing age restriction mechanisms on all tobacco vending machines; or (3) prohibiting the sale of tobacco from vending machines. On 12 November 2009 sections 22 and 23 of the Health Act 2009 (the “2009 Act”) were enacted which…