CITY VIEWS: ARE YOU CONCERNED ABOUT THE BAN ON TOBACCO DISPLAYS?

BYRON KEOWN | MANAGEMENT SOLUTIONS
“Limiting advertising may help people who are trying to quit by removing obvious reminders, or prevent children from buying them. Though seeing cigarettes brings smoking to the mind, it doesn’t make people buy a packet who otherwise wouldn’t smoke. But clearly something needs to be on display – otherwise how will people know the prices?”

HARRY BOOTY | KINGS COLLEGE LONDON
“I don’t think it will make much of a difference. I don’t think people will smoke less or stop if advertising is limited or stopped altogether. As far as I can tell, people don’t buy cigarettes because of advertising – the reasons for smoking are not as simple as that.”