England bans public cigarette sales

Decision sparks debate as stores begin to sell packets from inside locked cases.

    England has banned the display of cigarette packets in supermarkets and other large stores.

    The government says the ban will encourage those trying to give up the habit, but its opponents say that it is discriminatory.

    Al Jazeera's Rory Challands reports from London.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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