Packets of cigarettes will disappear from the shelves of supermarkets in England on Friday and must stay hidden in closed cupboards, out of sight and – the government and campaigners hope – out of mind.
New legislation, aimed at reducing the temptation to smoke for children and young people, will require all large shops and supermarkets to scrap displays at the point of sale. Campaigners argue that these have become more visual, colourful and attractive as bans on other forms of advertising have closed down marketing opportunities for tobacco companies.
Smoking causes around 80,000 preventable deaths each year and costs the UK’s National Health Service $8 billion annually. source
England already has some of the strictest anti-smoking laws in the world. Advertising was banned in 2002, smoking was banned from pubs and restaurants in 2007 and graphic warnings were introduced to cigarette packets the following year. Cigarette vending machines were also outlawed from October last year. source
Why Obama is going to win this election.
The Republican War on Women
The Republican War on GLBT Americans
The Republican War on The Middle Class
The Republican War on Organized Labor
The Republican War on Voting Rights
The Republican War on Education
The Republican War on Science
The Republican War on Separation of Church and State
The Republican War on Social Security and Medicare
It is time to slut out the vote.
According to the 2010 Census, 26% of 18+ women who have never been married reported they are not registered to vote. 50.6% of those registered reported not voting. This needs to change so that women’s rights are protected. (I found this info on the Census website.)
“Beat it, kid. It’s already occupied”
Rain, as seen from a plane. - Imgur
#globalchange #occupy #occupyDE #occupygermany STOP ACTA demo 11.02.2012 infos: http://stopp-acta.info/