A new law that came into effect in Glasgow last week has brought back the spectre of smoking in public spaces.
But as well as a ban on smoking in restaurants, cafes and shops, the Scottish Government has also banned any advertising of tobacco products, and has also limited the number of cigarettes and cigars that can be sold in supermarkets.
The new restrictions are designed to stop young people from getting hooked on cigarettes and other tobacco products.
The law came into force on September 5, and is aimed at cutting the amount of smoking that happens in the city’s streets.
But despite the ban, it has not stopped a lot of people smoking in the streets.
One of the biggest problems is that people are able to buy up to two packs of cigarettes in a single shop.
According to the latest Scottish Government figures, between November 2016 and June 2017, more than 4,000 cases of indoor smoking were recorded in Glasgow.
It’s estimated that one in five adults are smokers.
There are now a total of 1,300 stores selling cigarettes in Glasgow, the majority of which have been opened since last July.
The restrictions have had the most impact in Glasgow’s central areas, which account for half of all the city councils premises, and are a major target for smoking.
The city council has also increased its efforts to tackle the problem, and it is now planning to close three shops that have been selling cigarettes on the streets, while another shop will be removed.
One of those shops is in Stirling, a suburb of Glasgow which has a population of more than 100,000.
It was opened in 2013 and is a regular haunt for Glasgow’s homeless population.
One shopkeeper, who wished to remain anonymous, said the restrictions have made it difficult to buy cigarettes, and that the shops have been closed for the last few months.
People just buy up the nicotine. “
I think it’s just unfair.”
People just buy up the nicotine.
I’ve seen people smoke in the street and not a thing happens.
“The shops have closed.
I’m not sure what will happen with the other ones.”
The city has been hit with an increase in cigarette sales since the law came in, and the City of Glasgow’s chief executive, Ian MacKay, said he hoped the new restrictions would have an impact.
He said that the government was determined to reduce smoking, and was making a conscious effort to help reduce smoking rates in the area.
He added: “We are working with the health service to address this problem.”
I am hoping the new laws will have an immediate and measurable impact on the number and extent of smoking cases in Glasgow.
“He added that the number who were smoking at the weekend was down slightly, but said he did not know if the increase was linked to the new measures.
However, he said that it was too early to say if the change had any impact on overall smoking.
This story originally appeared on IGN.