The proposal to remove cigarettes from display in Britain’s shops reminds me of the shock my partner felt upon arriving from Australia in this country and finding that alcohol was to be found in ordinary supermarket aisles.
In Australia alcohol is kept very separate from the main supermarket often in its own pseudo mini off license and sometimes even with a turnstile to enter and exit with a notice that says anyone entering should be over a certain age.
Whilst I don’t have too many problems with an over authoritarian government (who, what, this government?) targeting the display of cigarettes , I would hope that attention would soon be focused on alcohol in a country that seems to have such a problem with its over consumption and where supermarkets can price it cheaper than bottled water.
So far though the government cannot control what influences children are exposed to in the home and that’s really where smoking and alcohol consumption is often first encountered.