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Tobacco ban in supermarkets

Large shops and supermarkets in the region are banned from displaying tobacco from today, to curb the number of young people taking up smoking.

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Tobacco displays stubbed out

A newsagent in Southampton Credit: Robin Britton

Large shops and supermarkets throughout the region have removed their tobacco displays today. The government wants to curb the number of young people taking up smoking. Cigarettes and other products will be kept below the counter. A fifth of adults still smoke, despite health warnings.

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