Trading Standards - Underage Sales

Frequently Asked Questions for this Service

Question: How old do you have to be to legally buy age-restricted products?

Answer: Tobacco products and cigarette papers - 18+
Alcohol - 18+
Spray paints - 16+
Knives - 18+
Fireworks - 18+

For further information there is a leaflet that can be downloaded from the Trading Standards web site via the related link. This leaflet gives detailed information on a wide range of age restricted products such as film DVDs and Videos.

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Question: I'm a trader and need advice/information from the Trading Standards Service?

Answer: Business Advice for traders can be found via the Business Companion which is an online resource - see the related link. If you cannot find the answer to your query please contact the Trading Standards Service via email - trading.standards@iow.gov.uk we will aim to respond to your query within 5 working days - Related Link

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