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Section 1(1) of the Intoxicating Substances (Supply) Act 1985 (IS(S)A 1985) states it is an offence for a person to supply or offer to supply a substance other than a controlled drug [which has the same meaning as in the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971]:
to a person under the age of eighteen whom he knows, or has reasonable cause to believe, to be under that age, or
to a person:
who is acting on behalf of a person under that age, and
whom he knows, or has reasonable cause to believe, to be so acting
if he knows or has reasonable cause to believe that the substance is, or its fumes are, likely to be inhaled by the person under the age of 18 for the purpose of causing intoxication.
The Cigarette Lighter Refill (Safety) Regulations 1999, SI 1999/1844 (CLR(S)R 1999) are safety regulations made under section 11 of the Consumer Protection Act 1987 (CPA 1987). CLR(S)R 1999, reg 2 states that no person shall supply any cigarette lighter refill canister containing butane or a substance with butane as a constituent part to any person under the age of 18 years.
Many products, including household items,
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