I had to buy some stamps tonight while I was in the supermarket and they are sold from the same counter as cigarettes.
It was the first time in just over five weeks I'd stood at this counter (to be honest, I've not even had so much as a quick glance at the packets when I've been in there since my quit). But standing in the queue tonight, I noticed it. It has had a major revamp with white acrylic geometric patterned shelving and coloured neon lighting. I have to admit, it looked a far more appealing product display than for any other item I've ever seen in a supermarket anywhere ever. It reminded me of the bar of some swanky nightclub.
This made me furious because at the end of the day this is to attract more people to smoking and encourage those who already do smoke to continue. I know it's advertising and the way of the world, but it really does make me mad. It's just such a pity that tobacco companies and retailers are allowed to make that one specific product stand out so much when it's going to kill you!