New Zealand would be in favor of a total tobacco ban

One step closer to a total tobacco ban in New Zealand

Ivan Rodriguez Gelfenstein


One of the best known addictions, repeatedly demonstrated in various Scientific studies as very harmful to health, is undoubtedly smoking. Although it is a common consumption for many people, the smell given off by smoke It's uncomfortable for many people, so people who smoke are treated with a lot of distance and distrust, and there are also several places where this is not possible. is authorised or when you have to travel to a Secluded or outdoor place to perform this activity.

New Zealand to gradually implement near-total tobacco ban From 2023, which will prevent anyone born after 2008 from buying cigarettes, which will also reduce the amount of nicotine in Products available for sale.

According to a text approved by Parliament on Tuesday and which aims to reduce the number of consumers of tobacco products, the legal age for smoking is It will increase progressively each year until no one can smoke again.

According to Minister Ayesha Verrall, who promoted the legislation, it will be another step "towards a tobacco-free future": "Thousands of people will live longer lives and healthy, and the health system will benefit from the fact that 5,000 million people do not smokers dealing with diseases caused by smoking, such as various types of cancer, heart attacks, strokes and amputations", Said.

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