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Cigarette vending machine illegal in England and Northern Ireland (Irish Dentist)

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The sale of tobacco products from vending machines will become illegal in England beginning October 1, 2011 and in Northern Ireland on February 1, 2012, making it harder for young people to obtain cigarettes. Plans are underway to introduce similar legislation in Wales and Scotland. The legislation in England is being implemented despite extensive lobbying and legal challenges by the tobacco industry over the summer. Read an Irish Dentist news article.