Dear Editor, 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.
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 am supporting the British Heart Foundation’s campaign to ensure the Government implements this law.
Paul Southon ,