New Zealand passed a law banning cigarettes for future generations.

  • New Zealand passed a law on 13th December banning cigarettes for future generations in the country. It is considering an effort to bring about a near-complete tobacco ban by 2023.
  • The law passed by Parliament means that anyone born after 2008 will never be able to buy cigarettes or tobacco products in the country.
  • The legislation would also reduce the amount of nicotine allowed in smokeless tobacco products and cut the number of retailers able to sell tobacco by 90%.
  • New Zealand already has one of the lowest smoking rates in the world, with just 8% of adults smoking daily, according to government figures released in November.
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