Laws on drugs and alcohol in the UK

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UK laws on tobacco

  • It is illegal to sell cigerette, cigars, tobacco, etc. to anyone under eighteen years of age
  • All tobacco packs must have large health warnings and shocking pictures warnings about the effects of smoking
  • All adverts and sponsorship for tabocci products are banned
  • It is against the law to smoke in all indoor public places, workplaces, football grounds and all parts of railway stations
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UK laws on alcohol

  • It is illegal to give an alcoholic drink to a child under five years of age
  • Children under sixteen can go into a pub with adult supervision, but cannot have any alcoholic drinks. However, children are banned if the pub has had problems
  • Young children aged sixteen or seventeen can drink beer, wine or cider with a meal, if it is bought by an adult and they are accompanied by an adult
  • It is against the law for anyone under eighteen to buy alcohol anywhere
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UK laws on illegal drugs

Class A, B and C drugs are termed as controlled substances and it is an offence:

  • to possess a controlled substance inlawfully
  • to possess a controlled subsance with intent
  • to supply or offer to supply a controlled drug
  • to allow your premises to be used for drug taking

The police have special powers to stop, detail and search people if they think they have a controlled drug.

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