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Tobacco display ban consultation

Efforts to ban the open display of tobacco products in Northern Ireland have moved forward after the Health |Minister announced a public consultation on the matter.

Speaking during Assembly |Question Time yesterday, Michael McGimpsey revealed he has asked Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety officials to press ahead with plans to change the way tobacco products can be sold.

Every year, 2,700 deaths in Northern Ireland are caused by smoking.

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