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MPs vote to ban tobacco displays and cigarette vending machines

BMJ 2009; 339 doi: (Published 14 October 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;339:b4225
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. 1BMJ

    A ban on the display of tobacco products in shops and the sale of cigarettes from vending machines in the United Kingdom moved a step closer this week.

    The House of Commons approved the move for England, Wales, and Northern Ireland. Scotland has its own separate bill to achieve the same reform.

    Powers to introduce the bans are contained in the Health Bill, which had its final stages in the House of Commons this week. The bill will now go forward to the House of Lords, where the new clause allowing a ban on cigarette …

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