Health (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2017

Amendment of section 7 of Act of 2015

13. Section 7 of the Act of 2015 is amended—

(a) in subsection (1)(c), by the substitution of “subsections (3) to (4B)” for “subsections (3) and (4)”,

(b) by the substitution of the following subsection for subsection (3):

“(3) Subject to subsections (4), (4A) and (4B), the following may be printed on a cigarette packet:

(a) a brand name or business name or company name;

(b) a variant name for the cigarettes concerned;

(c) text which states the number of cigarettes contained in the packet;

(d) the text ‘cigarettes’;

(e) text indicating the contact details of the manufacturer;

(f) a calibration mark.”,

(c) in subsection (4), by the substitution of “paragraph (a) or (b) of subsection (3)” for “subsection (3)”,

(d) by the insertion of the following subsections after subsection (4):

“(4A) The text referred to in paragraphs (c), (d) and (e) of subsection (3) shall be printed in accordance with regulations under subsection (10) and may be printed once on the cigarette packet.

(4B) The calibration mark referred to in paragraph (f) of subsection (3)—

(a) shall not be visible or, if visible, be as inconspicuous as is practicable consistent with the mark’s function in the automated manufacture of the cigarette packet, and

(b) shall not convey (including by any electronic means) any information to the consumer of the cigarettes contained in the packet.”,


(e) in subsection (10), by the insertion of “or text” after “name” in both places where it occurs.