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This country has passed world’s first law to ban smoking for next generation

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The new laws include a ban on selling tobacco to anyone born on or after January 1, 2009. If someone is found violating this, he can be fined up to one and a half million New Zealand dollars.

New Zealand is now set to ban youth smoking. Regarding this, the government has passed a law in Parliament on Tuesday, after which the coming generations of New Zealand (born after 2009) will be banned from buying tobacco. At the same time, according to the government, it is one of the strictest laws in the world.

The new laws include a ban on selling tobacco to anyone born on or after January 1, 2009. Anyone found to be in breach can be fined up to NZ$150,000 ($95,910). Additionally, the smoking ban will remain in force for the person’s entire life. This country has passed the world’s first law to ban smoking for the next generation.

The amount of nicotine will also be reduced
According to this law passed in New Zealand, the amount of nicotine in tobacco products used for smoking will also be reduced, while the number of retailers capable of selling tobacco will be cut by 90 percent. In a statement, Associate Health Minister Dr Ayesha Veral said the legislation would accelerate progress towards a smoke-free future.

He said thousands of people will live longer, healthier lives and the health system will be better after the law is passed because diseases caused by smoking, such as many types of cancer, heart attacks, strokes, which are also very expensive to treat, will be reduced. And it is not confirmed, there will be a lot of good things to see in it. The number of retailers licensed to sell tobacco will be reduced from 6,000 to 600 by the end of 2023.

There will be strict anti-smoking laws
and he said that New Zealand is further tightening anti-smoking laws to make the country smoke-free by 2025. Let us tell you that only in 2010, the sale of cigarettes was banned in Bhutan. Similarly, New Zealand will have strict anti-smoking laws.

The number of adult smokers in New Zealand has fallen by half in the past decade to eight per cent, with 56,000 people quitting last year. OECD data suggests that in 2021, 25 per cent of French adults will smoke. However, some MPs protested in Parliament regarding this law. He condemned the law, saying it would eliminate small shops and force people to go to the black market.

Pravesh Maurya
Pravesh Maurya
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