Month: December 2019

Majority of minors succeed in buying cigarettes

By Ties Keyzer Fifty-nine percent of seventeen-year-olds succeed in buying cigarettes, according to investigations by the Netherlands Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority (NVWA). The results confirm research by the University of Twente, commissioned by The Investigative Desk in early 2019, which showed that 51 percent of minor-age mystery shoppers had no problems in buying …

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NVWA announces 19 fines to tobacco manufacturers for paying – illegal – sales bonuses

By Ties Keyzer The NVWA (Netherlands Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority) will impose 19 fines to tobacco manufacturers who gave discounts and paid bonuses to tobacco retailers. These discounts and bonuses violate the ban on advertising, promoting or sponsoring tobacco products, as laid down in the Dutch Tobacco and Smoking Materials Act (Tabaks- en …

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