Proposed legislation banning tobacco advertising could force small retailers to make major structural changes ­ such as moving their tills or cigarette counters from view outside the store. A Bill being rushed through Parliament before Christmas is likely to ban branded window adverts, doormats, clocks and other signs visible from outside the store, but will allow retailers to retain branded price lists and gantries, said Association of Convenience Stores public affairs spokesman James Lowman. But if cigarette counters are visible through a window, retailers might have to move them. Amendments could be tabled imposing a blanket ban on all forms of interior and exterior tobacco advertising, warned Lowman. {{NEWS }}