Health (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2017

Amendment of section 9 of Act of 2015

14. Section 9 of the Act of 2015 is amended—

(a) in subsection (1)—

(i) in paragraph (c), by the substitution of “subsections (3) to (4B)” for “subsections (3) and (4)”, and

(ii) in paragraph (f), by the insertion of “subject to subsection (4C),” before “not contain”,

(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 unit packet of roll-your-own tobacco:

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

(b) a variant name for the roll-your-own tobacco concerned;

(c) text which states the weight of tobacco in grams contained in the packet;

(d) the text ‘roll-your-own tobacco’;

(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 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 unit packet of roll-your-own tobacco, and

(b) shall not convey (including by any electronic means) any information to the consumer of the roll-your-own tobacco contained in the packet.

(4C) Paragraph (f) of subsection (1) shall not apply to a re-sealing tab if the tab—

(a) is transparent,

(b) is not coloured or marked, and

(c) does not have any decorative ridges, embossing or other embellishments.”,


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