A man smokes a cigarette as he holds the steering wheel. New Zealand’s proposed legislation to curb smoking has been described as a ‘game-changer’. Photo: DPA
A man smokes a cigarette as he holds the steering wheel. New Zealand’s proposed legislation to curb smoking has been described as a ‘game-changer’. Photo: DPA
New Zealand

New Zealand seeks to ban cigarette sales to people born after 2008 to create smoke-free generation

  • The new legislation will lift the smoking age every year, meaning those under 14 when it comes into effect will never be able to legally purchase tobacco
  • New Zealand had increased taxes on tobacco to discourage the habit, but this drew criticism for punishing low-income smokers

Topic |   New Zealand
A man smokes a cigarette as he holds the steering wheel. New Zealand’s proposed legislation to curb smoking has been described as a ‘game-changer’. Photo: DPA
A man smokes a cigarette as he holds the steering wheel. New Zealand’s proposed legislation to curb smoking has been described as a ‘game-changer’. Photo: DPA
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