Tobacco firm JTI has removed a tobacco gantry from an Aberdeen store hit by a tobacco retailing ban.
Shriraj Gindha, trading as Tony’s Newsagent, Victoria Road, Torry, Aberdeen received a tobacco retail banning order from Aberdeen Sheriff Court after council officers said he had been caught selling tobacco products to under age customers on several occasions.
Paul Williams, UK head of corporate affairs at JTI said: “Given the severity of this offence, we decided that the removal of our gantry was the right course of action.
“Selling cigarettes to minors is inexcusable and JTI is taking a lead to ensure that retailers involved in this type of conduct understand the consequences and are accountable for their actions.
“There are no excuses for poor performance when it comes to selling any age-restricted products such as tobacco and retailers should make sure that they and their staff know the law and continue to challenge for ID to people under the age of 18, as a failure to do so could put them and their business at risk”.