Sale of cigarettes to be phased out in New Zealand

New Zealand is planning a new law to phase out the sale of cigarettes and create a smoke-free generation.

From 2027, ministers want a moving ban on tobacco products, ensuring anyone aged 14 at the time will never be legally allowed to buy them.

It’ll make the country’s tobacco industry one of the most restricted in the world.

Ayesha Verrall’s a health minister in New Zealand and has been outlining the new measures.

“There is no safe age to start smoking.

“We’re also reducing the appeal, addictiveness and availability of tobacco products.

“New laws will mean that only smoke tobacco products continuing very low levels of nicotine can be sold.”


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