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andym

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Sainsbury's pull Tobbacco sales in Scotland
« on: November 10, 2012, 09:18:33 PM »

Looks like Scotland will be looking for a different nicotine fix.


Sainsbury's has confirmed it is to remove tobacco from sale at a further six supermarkets in Scotland.

It said the move is in response to the Scottish government's health levy, a supplementary charge on business rates paid by large stores selling cigarettes and alcohol.

Sainsbury's already operates three supermarkets and one convenience store in Scotland which do not sell tobacco.

The extension of the policy will come into force on Monday 12 November.

The stores covered by the change are at Drumchapel, Garthdee, Hamilton, Saltcoats, Livingston and Leven.

The health levy applies to outlets with a rateable value of more than £300,000.

About 240 of the largest stores in Scotland are thought to be affected.

Ministers estimated that it would raise £110m during its first four years of operation.

A report by the Centre for Economics and Business Research (CEBR), commissioned by Asda, claimed that profits from Scottish supermarkets could be reduced by 10% following the introduction of the levy.

A spokeswoman for the Scottish government said: "The public health supplement was introduced in recognition of Scotland's well-documented health and social problems associated with alcohol and tobacco use.

"This government is already taking action to reduce to reduce alcohol and tobacco-related harm through legislation to introduce minimum pricing for alcohol and banning tobacco displays.

"The public health supplement will contribute towards the preventative spend measures that are being taken forward jointly with the Scottish government, local authorities, the NHS and the third sector."


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-scotland-business-20279771
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Re: Sainsbury's pull Tobbacco sales in Scotland
« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2012, 10:25:20 PM »

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Re: Sainsbury's pull Tobbacco sales in Scotland
« Reply #2 on: November 11, 2012, 12:20:53 AM »

Crazy
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itsmeitis

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Re: Sainsbury's pull Tobbacco sales in Scotland
« Reply #3 on: November 11, 2012, 01:01:40 AM »

indeed ... not only do a majority of us not smoke, but most rarely visit Scotland and certainly few are so stupid as to shop at sainsbury :P

still Scotland are very liberal and were among the first to encourage geezers to wear skirts ... :P
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Re: Sainsbury's pull Tobbacco sales in Scotland
« Reply #4 on: November 14, 2012, 10:40:36 PM »

to be honest i am surprised at this i wonder if this will happen in England.

heck in Iceland ( i think or it may be another Scandinavian country ) they don't sell tobacco products in shops its all done under prescription by a qualified doctor.
imagine that here o_O  " doctor doctor i need a cigarette otherwise i'm going to kill someone " *doctor quickly opens a box and pulls out a cigarette and lights it and sticks it in your mouth* "now breathe deeply and think calm thoughts and now let me look through your file" *reason for prescription - stress, peer pressure and may fly off the wall without it* 
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Re: Sainsbury's pull Tobbacco sales in Scotland
« Reply #5 on: November 14, 2012, 11:10:50 PM »

not true Aescwulf ... you been reading too much of that internet bud ... :P
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Re: Re: Sainsbury's pull Tobbacco sales in Scotland
« Reply #6 on: November 15, 2012, 01:17:49 AM »

not true Aescwulf ... you been reading too much of that internet bud ... :P

Its Iceland that are considering making cigarettes prescription only. Too much info from credible sources for it to be completely untrue, but whether it goes ahead or not is another story
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Re: Sainsbury's pull Tobbacco sales in Scotland
« Reply #7 on: November 16, 2012, 07:48:30 AM »

thats alreet i dont mind, as i dont smoke and im sure those shops will sell ther e cigs and possible eliquid  :)
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Re: Sainsbury's pull Tobbacco sales in Scotland
« Reply #8 on: November 16, 2012, 08:13:03 AM »

indeed ... not only do a majority of us not smoke, but most rarely visit Scotland and certainly few are so stupid as to shop at sainsbury

still Scotland are very liberal and were among the first to encourage geezers to wear skirts ...

lol
« Last Edit: November 16, 2012, 08:15:23 AM by TheDodge »
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Re: Re: Sainsbury's pull Tobbacco sales in Scotland
« Reply #9 on: November 16, 2012, 11:40:48 AM »

thats alreet i dont mind, as i dont smoke and im sure those shops will sell ther e cigs and possible eliquid  :)
Sainsbury sells 10 Motive disposible ecigs.
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Re: Sainsbury's pull Tobbacco sales in Scotland
« Reply #10 on: November 16, 2012, 01:06:50 PM »

If it's true about Iceland only selling fags on prescription, I hope they don't do the same with their mini chicken kievs.
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Re: Sainsbury's pull Tobbacco sales in Scotland
« Reply #11 on: November 16, 2012, 01:08:27 PM »

sure would explain where "mums gone" :o
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Re: Sainsbury's pull Tobbacco sales in Scotland
« Reply #12 on: November 16, 2012, 01:13:22 PM »

If it's true about Iceland only selling fags on prescription, I hope they don't do the same with their mini chicken kievs.
If it's true about Iceland only selling fags on prescription, I hope they don't do the same with their mini chicken kievs.

It might explain why Kerry Katona gave up on the TV ads. Allegedly she enjoys a Capstan.
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