The Observer reveals the dirty tricks that we have come to expect from the tobacco industry. The Save our Shops campaign is apparently the "brainchild" of the Tobacco Retailers Association, which is itself an offshoot of the Tobacco Manufacturers Association.
Obviously, all concerned are admitting that plans to remove cigarettes from public display will reduce sales, which is a good thing. That doesn't stop them insisting that any changes should be "evidence based". If it doesn't work (which it has done elsewhere), why are they worried?