Tuesday, October 9
Well the recent increase in the age that folk can legally buy cigarettes, up from 16 to 18 doesn't seem to be having much affect. Three young uns of 14 or 15 were telling me in the cab on the way to school this morning about how they are getting round the new rules. Gangs of the more enterprising of the little dears are pooling their cash and buying their supplies in bulk from the local tobacco smugglers. They are then sold in lots of five or even individually at a good profit. Worse thing is that they tell me that it's actually the parents of some of the kids who are the suppliers. The so called responsible adults are buying the fags whilst on holiday and then selling them at a profit to any one who has the cash.