New Zealand Smoking Ban: No Tobacco For Future Generations

New Zealand became the first country in the world to impose a lifetime ban on young people buying cigarettes.

The law that was passed on Tuesday states that tobacco can't ever be sold to anybody born on or after Jan. 1, 2009.

The parliament also voted to reduce the amount of nicotine allowed in smoked tobacco products and decrease the number of retailers selling tobacco.

Health authorities hope to make New Zealand smoke-free by 2025.

Currently, you have to be 18 years or older to be able to buy cigarettes and vaping products in New Zealand.


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