Hey, did anyone notice this?
Apparently, this coming April, large supermarkets are no longer allowed to display tobacco products.
Not that I am a smoker, but I can see how this goes. Smoking, at least in the UK is not illegal, but it is heavily frowned upon in many social environments. The day to day smoker is tolerated, it is expected that they will eventually quit or have accepted the personal consequences.
Enforcing a law that outright bans smoking (tobacco or other) is something that would be completely impractical. A social ban and stigmatization  of the act is a much better way to “eradicate” smoking via social engineering. Sweet.
Smaller shops, newsagents are exempt until 2015.
 Apparently that’s a word according to my spell checker.
- England tobacco display ban due (bbc.co.uk)
- The economic benefits of tobacco control rapidly outweigh tobacco tax revenues (gizmag.com)
- New report identifies research needed on ‘modified risk’ tobacco products (medicalxpress.com)
- Institute of Medicine Report Recommends High Scientific Bar For FDA Review of Modified Risk Tobacco Products (prnewswire.com)