The Institute of Public Health in Ireland (IPH) submitted the below response to the UK consultation on the proposal to add folic acid to flour. The consulting bodies included the Department of Health and Social Care (England), Department of Health (Northern Ireland), Scottish Government, and Welsh Government.
The Institute of Public Health in Ireland (IPH) submitted the below response to the recent Food Safety Authority of Ireland consultation in respect of regulations to be made under sections 12 and 13 of the Public Health (Alcohol) Act 2018.
The Department of Health (NI) is seeking views on draft regulations which propose to restrict the age of sale for nicotine inhaling products to persons over the age of eighteen. This legislation will bring these products into line with other age-restricted products such as tobacco and alcohol. The draft regulations will create 2 new offences:
- that of selling nicotine inhaling products to a person under the age of 18; and
- the offence of purchasing a nicotine inhaling product on behalf of a minor.