Health insurance news - Tobacco displays 'to be removed within 100 days'
Tobacco displays are to be removed from supermarkets in England within the next 100 days.
The government has issued a reminder to retailers about the new legislation, which the Department of Health says will come into effect on April 6th next year.
According to the BBC, the new rules will protect young people who are often the target of tobacco-related promotions.
From April next year, cigarettes, tobacco and cigars will have to be kept under the counter in large shops and supermarkets, though medical insurance customers will still be able to buy the items in the normal way.
Smaller shops do not have to change their displays until 2015, while a similar ban on tobacco promotion is set to be introduced in Scotland at some point next year.
Earlier this year, the Northern Irish government announced plans to ban the sale of cigarettes from vending machines from 2012, the latest in a series of measures concerning tobacco sales.