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Small retailers welcome review of tobacco display ban

The Association of Convenience Stores (ACS) has welcomed the Government’s decision to review an upcoming ban on tobacco displays in retail stores, warning the proposed reforms would cost around £1,800 per shop to introduce

The Tobacco Authority and Promotion (Display) Regulations 2010, passed in March 2010, ban retailers from displaying tobacco products openly at the point of sale — for example, having cigarette packets in public view behind the counter. Currently, large retailers are due to implement the new laws by October 2011 and small retailers by October 2013. More …