Cigar company applies for shop in Chiswick

Image above: Inside the City of London Cigars store in Holborn, via City of London Cigars

Cigar company hopes to open shop on Chiswick High Road

A cigar company has submitted an application to open a shop on Chiswick High Road, pending approval from Hounslow Council. Chiswick Cigars wants to convert number 129, formally Thai Retreat, into a retail premises selling cigars, cigar accessories as well as wines and spirits.

The company which has made the application is based at the address of City of London Cigars in Grays Inn Road in Holborn. Local commercial estate agent MJ Finn says on its website that it completed the signing of the lease for Chiswick Cigars earlier this month.

Plans for the shop show it will contain a humidifier room. An application has been made to the borough licensing department to sell alcohol for off premises consumption from 9.00am to 11.00pm every day. Comments must be submitted by 14 March.

Council will consider health risks of smoking

In deciding whether to grant a licence, the Council will weight up the benefits to having a shop in Chiswick High Rd which many will find attractive against the public health arguments.

Smoking is one of the biggest causes of death and illness in the UK, according to data from the NHS.

Every year around 76,000 people in the UK die from smoking, with many more living with debilitating smoking-related illnesses.

Smoking increases your risk of developing more than 50 serious health conditions. Some may be fatal, and others can cause irreversible long-term damage to your health. Smokers can also affect the health of those around them who breathe in the smoke.

Smoking causes around 7 out of every 10 cases of lung cancer (70%). It also causes cancer in many other parts of the body, including the mouth, throat, voice box (larynx), oesophagus (the tube between your mouth and stomach), bladder and many more.