PEOPLE in North East England are calling on the region's MPs to vote in favour of putting cigarettes out of sight in shops.Here we see it is popular pressure. "People" see...
But wait who are these people?
Ailsa Rutter, director of Fresh – Smoke Free North East, said: "This is not about penalising smokers. "We have spoken with countless people who, althoughSo that is a taxpayer funded harridan and her dreams. No real people. What is more she has five years enjoy this job. A wodeful position where she can reel of dubioous statistics such as,
they smoke themselves, want more to be done to stop their children or grandchildren from starting.
"35 of the deaths in the North East are due to secondhand smoke in the workplace."As she well knows there is not and has never been any evidence that is scientifically proven to show that anybody has ever died of second hand smoke.
"Cigarette displays have got larger, brighter and more colourful since advertising was banned and these have a major impact on children and young people.Evidence? Nope none of that.
Research has revealed that moving tobacco out of sight can help to reduce teenage smoking, after it was seen to have dropped in Iceland and some provinces in Canada after displays were removed.How about this, can we look at this research? Well it all seems pretty shakey with wide differences of opinion on the efficacy of tobacco bans. But no question of the damage that display bans will do to smaller tobacco manufacturers (which is why big tobacco supports the ban) and on small retailers (which is why supermarkets are in favour of the ban).
This is an anti-competitive measure which will do little if anything to cut youth smoking but will, due to its associated coasts damege the independent retailers and small manufacturers.