Underage sales - advice to retailers

The law makes the selling of age restricted products to underage people a criminal offence, with various penalties

Age restricted products

Product Legal minimum age
Tobacco products 18
Fireworks 18
Alcohol 18
Lottery tickets and scratch cards 16
Lighter refills containing butane 18
Solvents and volatile substances 18
Knives and offensive weapons 18
Aerosol paint containers 16

Videos, DVDs and computer games

These use PEGI classifications:

PEGI classification  Legal minimum age
3 3
12  12
16+  16+
 18 18

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