Oireachtas Joint and Select Committees

Wednesday, 3 November 2021

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Health

General Scheme of the Public Health (Tobacco and Nicotine Inhaling Products) Bill 2019: Department of Health

Photo of Seán KyneSeán Kyne (Fine Gael) | Oireachtas source

Have the legal practicalities of that been examined and how a close relative is defined? I understand why they should be exempt in cases where children work behind the counter of a small shop. At the same time, is it right that a distinction be made between two sets of families? This goes back to the time of the smoking ban when it was suggested that family-run businesses should be exempt because they were aware of the risks they were taking. Ms Gordon does not have to comment on this now, but it is an area worth examining.


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