New Zealand has banned the sale of cigarettes to citizens born since 2004
WELLINGTON: New Zealand has made a big decision to raise a smoking-free generation.
According to the details, New Zealand is preparing legislation to ban the sale of cigarettes to citizens born since 2004, which will make New Zealand’s dream of a tobacco-free generation a reality.
The purpose of the legislation is to rid New Zealand of smoking by 2025, a proposal that was made by Parliament. If the new law is passed, then the next step will be to gradually increase the age for smoking. Will go
According to a proposal tabled in parliament, in the first phase, large stores will be banned from selling cigarettes to certain age groups, and the amount of nicotine in cigarettes will be reduced.
According to New Zealand Health Minister Dr Ayesha Viral, in New Zealand, which has a population of 5 million, about 500,000 people smoke 10 or more cigarettes a day, while smoking kills 4,500 people in the country every year.
Dr. Ayesha said that if we ban the sale of cigarettes to people under the age of 18 from 2022, then the dream of a cigarette-free generation will become a reality. That is, any citizen born after 2004 will never be legally entitled to buy cigarettes.
However, there are fears that this extreme measure could lead to black marketing, and that smokers could become criminals.