Tuesday, 13 October 2009

Ban on Cigarette Vending Machines

The removal of cigarettes from public display is a step closer after MPs said vending machines should be banned and shops should keep stocks out of sight.

The vending machine ban was proposed by the former Labour minister Ian McCartney, who said it would "change history".
Mr McCartney said vending machines gave young children access to cigarettes and condemned them as an "outrageous loophole in our country's safeguards" against tobacco.
Tory backbencher Philip Davies said: "This is the nanny state gone mad. On every conceivable level this particular ban is wrong.

"It goes against the principle of individual responsibility, free choice and people making their own decisions."

The British Heart Foundation said the move was a "victory" for those who had campaigned on the issue.

My Comment:The Conservative Party lose again,it show you the Tories don't care about people health,that some pubs and clubs doing now removing vending michines.