Fewer places selling tobacco in Sweden

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Swedish Radio has found a 16 percent drop in the number of places applying to sell cigarettes and the moist tobacco snus since a new law came into force.

This summer's Tobacco Act, which included an outdoors smoking ban in public spaces, contained a steep hike in the cost of permits to sell tobacco.

"It's too expensive now. It costs over SEK 9,000, for a permit they said. I do not earn so much on cigarettes to be able to afford such a large sum in one go," says David Warda, owner of a corner shop in Jönköping.