An end to cigarettes? New Zealand aims to create smoke-free generation

An end to cigarettes? New Zealand aims to create smoke-free generation

The Guardian

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Proposals include making sale of cigarettes to anyone born after 2004 illegal

New Zealand has announced a suite of proposals aimed at outlawing smoking for the next generation and moving the country closer to its goal of being smoke-free by 2025.

The plans include the gradual increase of the legal smoking age, which could extend to a ban on the sale of cigarettes and tobacco products to anyone born after 2004, making smoking effectively illegal for that generation.

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