Here is a petition which most retailers will be keen on signing. Darren Norman writes: "Selling cigarettes is vital to my business, as it is to thousands of retailers. I have now set up a petition on the 10 Downing Street website which will hopefully get the government to
re-think its proposals. More than 200 signatures and it will be presented to the prime minister, and we are guaranteed a response on the subject from him.
"The web address is: http://petitions.pm.gov.uk/cigsdisplay. If we get a response I will pass it on to you to read."
An offer I couldn't refuse.