From 1 October 2007, it became illegal to sell tobacco to anyone under 18. This is a change from the current age of 16.
Figures show that most addicted adult smokers began smoking as teenagers. The law has been changed to help prevent people from starting in the first place, so that they can avoid the serious health dangers of smoking – it’s addictive, causing serious harm and can have a dramatic effect on your appearance and attractiveness. www.tobaccoagechangescotland.co.uk has just been launched and contains helpful information and guidance for young people, professionals and retailers. In Highland there is a great deal of support for anyone trying to stop smoking in the form of a Highland Smoking Cessation Service, details can be found on the NHS website.