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Each petrol station, which corresponded to the trade law principles of a mixed operation with gastro, received the status of a reseller in accordance with 40 TabMG. To buy the station from this point by one had given him to rayonierten tobacco shop. Integral part was, and remains today, however: the the Corresponding mixed operation obligatory way of eating”of tobacco goods in the premises of the guest red dressing points. “Even before the General hospitality trends to determine were in recent years in the area of guest red dressing bodies that individual oil companies and gas station operator the possibilities of eating” restricted the tobacco. Also here raised by the generally one-sided discussion by Austrian health policy and European Union- but also supported by international corporate strategies. “” How in General catering are also inseparable monopol – and commercial linking sales privilege “and food”. A tank and driving ban Decree threatens soon according to this discussion just imagine just a tank and driving ban Decree”to which States should be tanked while on the site of a gas station, but not with a motor driven. Monopoly legal close supply system as a whole massively threatened in total is legally an integral part of the legal monopoly local supply system qualified resale of tobacco by the food.

He a stable represents in particular with regard to the gas station to rayonierung system for many Trafikanten us recurring sales size for tobacco products. Would this qualified resale in the General hospitality or guest red dressing offices following a general smoke ban is tilted, then the entire distribution system including the newsstand – and tobacco vending machine locations would have to be reconsidered in ultimately fundamentally. The consequences would be incalculable and would destabilize the entire tobacco monopoly, if not altogether in question make. Against this background is imperative, therefore a commitment of all stakeholders i.e. Trafikanten, Tabalwarengrosshandel and tobacco industry, catering and tourism industry, gas station business and oil trading and last but not least the monopoly administration.