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soph_surfs
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Apologies if this thread should go somewhere else, but i couldnt really find anywhere appropriate to put it.
I just wunderd what/if there was an age limit on buying lighters?
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Min age is 18 these days, since they put the smoking age up

I am not sure if they actually ID you though
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Born Frustrated
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Yeah, it's 18 but I've never been asked for ID for one.
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Seriously!?!? I don't even smoke.. I just want one for camping! I thought the age limit would be 16 Is it the same for matches aswell then?
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(Original post by Born Frustrated)
Yeah, it's 18 but I've never been asked for ID for one.
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I think it is for matches too, anything that could be related to smoking, solvents and alcohol is limited to 18 years+ (apart from liquour choccys, which is 16 for some reason lol)
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i would suggest you buy one from you local newsagent as they're much less likely to ID you, places like Tesco ID for everything.
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(Original post by Loz17)
:wavey:

I think it is for matches too, anything that could be related to smoking, solvents and alcohol is limited to 18 years+ (apart from liquour choccys, which is 16 for some reason lol)
yeah I always found it funny why they were 16 lol
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yeah I always found it funny why they were 16 lol
It'd probably take the 2 years to eat enough of them to get drunk.. :p:
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It'd probably take the 2 years to eat enough of them to get drunk.. :p:
And people always say if those 2 years I spent were a waste, but I have to say, it was totally worth it. :awesome:
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It'd probably take the 2 years to eat enough of them to get drunk.. :p:
haha yeah, I have a mental image of a 16 year old stuffing their face full now trying to get drunk :')
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I got IDed buying a pack of skins, I was only buying them to get change for the bus!
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I'd definitely say go to a local newsagents rather than a supermarket. I work at a supermarket, and they check I'm ID'ing people for such items every so often, if we fail we get retrained and if we fail again we get fired. So I think alot of supermarkets will ID to cover their own back
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Holy crap this was nearly 9 years ago
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Oh shoot so it was...I wonder if it's changed lol
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(Original post by soph_surfs)
Seriously!?!? I don't even smoke.. I just want one for camping! I thought the age limit would be 16 Is it the same for matches aswell then?
Where i am from there is no age limit not sure about other places tho
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Its 16 to buy lighters but 18 to buy lighter fluid
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I tried buying a lighter today for when I do fieldcraft in ACF (Army Cadets) and it was a small newsagent and the guy asked to see some ID (needed to be 18) and I was confused because I never thought there would be an age limit on what age to buy a lighter, but it does make sense (to reduce smoking and arsen with minors). I didn’t have any ID except a bus card, but that doesn’t have my birthday on and I’m not 18 yet anyway
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I don’t know about England, but in Scotland the minimum age to buy a lighter is 16, and I know this because I bought one today and they did ID me (I’m 17). It might be different for other places this
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