Cancer charity wants cigarettes to be 'inaccessible' to children

We want everything we can possibly do to make cigarettes unavailable and inaccessible and something that children don't see as a normal product.

– Jean King of Cancer Research UK told BBC Breakfast

She said there was "no positive use" for tobacco and no known safe level of use.

We need to do everything we can to prevent young people getting hold of cigarettes.

– Jean King of Cancer Research UK

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New tobacco display rules

From today, all large shops and supermarkets in England will have to cover up cigarettes and hide tobacco products from public view, under new rules. It is hoped it will protect children from tobacco promotion and help people quit smoking.