Posts tagged: shops

Tobacco displays to be made illegal in shops

Tweet LONDON (AP) — The cigarette packs piled into prominent displays behind store counters and supermarket checkouts in England can’t be missed. They occupy prime retail real estate, helping to keep addicts hooked and quitters tempted. But the government announced a ban on them Wednesday, a move that will keep cigarettes hidden away and make it just a tad more difficult for smokers to find their fix. “We cannot ignore the targeting ... Jump to full article >>

Cigarette display ban extinguishes sales

Tweet BOTTLE Mart Express, in Moorabool St, is down to its last few packs of cigarettes, not that you can see them behind the counter. Shop owner-manger My Phan said tobacco company workers came and installed doors on her shop’s cigarette display cabinet a few weeks ago in readiness for the new statewide ban on cigarette displays in shops, which takes effect from tomorrow. Ms Phan said her shop’s cigarette sales had plummeted to the p ... Jump to full article >>

Municipality working on no-smoking regulations

Tweet JEDDAH: Municipal officials are working on regulations that would compel restaurants and cafes to designate smoking sections in an effort to segregate smokers away from healthier living. “We have formulated a number of measures regulating operations of restaurants and coffee shops and specifying certain locations for smokers in order to end smoking inside commercial shops selling tobacco and sheesha smokers,” director of the department ... Jump to full article >>

Detroit barkeeps head to Lansing to bounce smoking ban

Tweet Lansing — Detroit bar owners whose establishments are close to the Detroit casinos trekked to the state Capitol today to oppose legislation that would ban smoking in public places but make exceptions for casinos. Tino Hammond, owner of Reggie’s Moulin Rouge in Detroit, said her business and her 40 employees will be in jeopardy if lawmakers approve the measure. “This would just be the nail in the coffin,” she said at ... Jump to full article >>

Government ban on cigarette displays in shops may fail legal test, QC tells trade

Tweet Campaigners argue that removing cigarettes from retailers’ shelves will reduce smoking among children A flagship government anti-smoking scheme that would ban Britain’s shops from displaying cigarettes would be “unenforceable”, according to one of the country’s leading QCs. The plan to prevent shops from selling tobacco products unless they are kept entirely out of sight of customers is due to be debated and voted on by MPs t ... Jump to full article >>

Cigarettes display ban ‘will hit stores’ and could create black market, say shops

Tweet Retailers are warning that the looming ban on cigarette displays will create a boom in black market tobacco and may prove the final straw for thousands of struggling small shops. The proposed legislation, which returns to Parliament on October 12, is part of a Government drive to deter young people from smoking. The new curbs are expected to come into force in supermarkets from 2011 and in small shops from 2013. But convenience store groups ... Jump to full article >>