Public Health (Tobacco) Act, 2002


Office of Tobacco Control

Establishment of Office of Tobacco Control.

9.—(1) There is hereby established a body to be known as the Office of Tobacco Control (in this Act referred to as the “Office”) to perform the functions assigned to it by this Act.

(2) The Office shall be a body corporate with perpetual succession and an official seal and shall have power to sue, and may be sued, in its corporate name and, with the consent of the Minister and the Minister for Finance, shall have power to acquire, hold and dispose of land or an interest in land, and to acquire, hold and dispose of any other property.

(3) The seal of the Office shall be authenticated by the signature of the chairperson of the Office, or by the signatures of both an ordinary member and a member of the staff of the Office authorised by the Office to act in that behalf.

(4) Judicial notice shall be taken of the seal of the Office and every document purporting to be an instrument made by, and to be sealed with the seal of, the Office (purporting to be authenticated in accordance with this section) shall be received in evidence and be deemed to be such instrument without proof unless the contrary is shown.