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RGDATA Raises Concerns At Proposed Tobacco Licensing System

Members of RGDATA have expressed extreme concern over proposals to introduce a new licensing system for the sale of tobacco products.

RGDATA is concerned that the proposed new licensing system for retail sale of tobacco products would be a costly and unnecessary regulatory burden for retailers, especially as the current system appears to be working.

Tara Buckley, Director General of RGDATA, commented, "No evidence has been provided to demonstrate the inadequacy or lack of effectiveness of the current structures, which were introduced relatively recently,"

Buckley added, "The proposed cost structures for the licence have not been revealed but hard pressed retailers see this proposal as totally unjustified and merely a revenue raising initiative rather than a genuine or required tobacco control initiative."

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