Jessica Miller | April 10, 2012
A prohibition on displays of cigarettes and other tobacco products was recently enforced in England. State ministers hope the new law will help to decrease the number of youngster which start smoking every day. Cigs and other smoking products will have to be kept below the counter in large stores and supermarkets, while small outlets are free until 2015. Other parts of the UK are planning similar action for to cut the smoking rates. Health Secretary Andrew Lansley reported the BBC that he hops that the new ban would prevent people from taking up smoking and also will help those smokers which try to quit. He also added, “Firstly, it can reduce the visibility of tobacco and smoking to minors.
Jessica Miller | April 3, 2012
Supermarkets are beginning to hide away tobacco products before the ban on cigarette displays comes into force on Friday. The restriction means all shops over 3,000 sq ft must remove packets of cigarettes, cigars, pipe and rolling tobacco from view. It has been introduced as part of the 2009 Health Act to help cut the number of people who smoke in the UK from 20 per cent to 18.5 per cent of the population by 2015.
Jessica Miller | March 12, 2012
A media campaign designed to educate New Yorkers about the impact of in-store tobacco product displays upon young people is under way. The campaign, which began over the weekend, reflects research that the more kids see tobacco marketing, the more likely they are to start smoking. “Every day, our kids are exposed to a tremendous amount of tobacco marketing in convenience stores, gas stations, pharmacies and grocery stores,” said Kevin Keenan, program coordinator for Smoke-Free NOW, a program of Genesee/Orleans Council of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse.
Jessica Miller | April 1, 2011
THURROCK’S Tory MP is against a Government plan to prevent shops displaying cigarettes. Jackie Doyle-Price said she has a postbag full of letters against the plan. She said: “The Government wants to reduce smoking Chesterfield for good public health reasons, but I am not sure these measures are the best way of doing so. I do not believe this will dissuade people from smoking.