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Readers' Letters

Don't let kids get the habit

PUBLISHED: 16:31 25 August 2010 | UPDATED: 11:09 14 October 2010

THE Government has just announced it may not implement a new law to scrap cigarette vending machines and tobacco displays in shops.

THE Government has just announced it may not implement a new law to scrap cigarette vending machines and tobacco displays in shops.

Yet we know vending machines are an easy source of cigarettes for children and that they are encouraged to smoke through the slick marketing in tobacco displays.

With 40 per cent of adult smokers, or ex-smokers, starting smoking before they were 16, it's clear we need to do much more to stop our children taking up this deadly habit.

That's why I, along with thousands of others, am supporting the British Heart Foundation's campaign to ensure the Government implements this law to protect our children from the dangers of smoking. - Lizzy Allen, Barnston Walk, N1.


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