So that people ahve freedom of choice and others don't lose their livelihoods!!!!!
The thought of losing my local, relaible independent shop seems completely un-justified and unnecessary and after reading through some of The Retailers comments on this site it only re-inforces my view. Its is people's livelihoods at threat here and communities are formed around local shops!!!!
Cigarettes are still a completely legal product and surely by putting them 'under the counter' it will only make them more taboo?!
I like being able to pop to make local shop and like my freedom of choice and don't think that in this day and age that should be taken away.