UK Government has made new plans to curb smoking among young people by banning public display of cigarettes in shops and vending machines and by limiting packages to 10 cigarettes.

After the ban on smoking in public places, the Government is contemplating further needful actions to curb the consumption of tobacco products. The plan is to force cigarettes to be kept "under the counter" out of public view.

The main reason for such action is the fact that young people are under more influence by advertising. Today kids start smoking at 16, a few years than their parents did, which increases their chances of a premature death from smoking three fold.

Other European countries are already enjoying "startling results" by banning vending machines. Their results encouraged UK Government to take the same steps.

Pro-smoking groups accused the Government of forcing people to act "in a government-approved way", while retailers attacked the plans saying they would cost them thousands of pounds. Anti-smoking groups have, of course, welcomed the move.