Change to sale of tobacco laws (from 21st May 2017)
Smokers will no longer be able to buy cigarettes in packs of 10 after a new law to deter young people from taking up the habit is introduced on 21st May 2017. The ban will prevent shops from selling small bags of rolling tobacco and small packs of cigarettes which means the cheapest packet available will cost £8.82. The ban also extends to flavoured cigarettes including those that are fruit, sweet or vanilla or spice flavoured.
Menthol cigarette lovers will also be disappointed as they are also going to be phased out and will no longer be on shelves by May 2020.