New Zealand To Ban Smoking For All Future Adults

SHARE:

New Zealand To Ban Smoking For All Future Adults

New Zealand has put forward plans to ban smoking for future adults by making the purchase of tobacco-related products illegal. The measures will be implemented as the country aims to be smoke-free by 2025. The new legislation will allow for the legal smoking age to increase annually starting next year, such that, eventually, those born after 2008 won't be permitted to buy smoke products during their lifetime.


Health Minister, Dr. Ayesha Verrall, said of the measure:


"Smoking is still the leading cause of preventable death in New Zealand and causes one in four cancers. We want to make sure young people never start smoking so we will make it an offence to sell or supply smoked tobacco products to new cohorts of youth. People aged 14 when the law comes into effect will never be able to legally purchase tobacco."


The legislation will also put in place a reduction in the nicotine levels contained in tobacco and cigarettes, while limiting the number of shops selling smoke-related products. At the moment, New Zealand's outlets licensed to sell tobacco and cigarettes are approximately 8,000. However, with the new legislation being enforced, the number is estimated to fall below 500.


The Guardian has reported that, among New Zealand's Māori population, approximately 29% are regular smokers, contrasted with 12% of the country's overall population.


Verrall said:


"Smoking-related harm is particularly prevalent in our Māori, Pacific, and low-income communities. We're on track for the New Zealand European population [to become smoke-free]. The issue is, though, if we don't change what we're doing, we won't make it for Māori – and that's [what] the plan is really focused on."


The proposals include extra support to help current smokers quit, with a particular focus on Indigenous communities.


However, there are plans in place to help existing smokers quit, with an emphasis on those belonging to Indigenous groups.


Some have argued that the new legislation may lead to a rise in the consumption of vaping products, which will not be affected by the measures. In addition, some worry that tobacco consumers may seek the relevant products elsewhere, such as in the cigarette-oriented black market.


[Based on reporting by: IFL science]


COMMENTS

Name

Activism,1306,Art,791,BLM,22,Consciousness,1545,CoVid-19,154,Cures,227,Do it Yourself,112,Documentaries,72,Environment,1469,Fiction,2,Health,761,History,464,Human Intelligence,553,Inspirations,2,Inspiring Stories,4169,Justice,535,Mental Health,15,News,1356,Nutrition,218,Philosophy,309,Photography,1590,Quantum Physics,29,Quizzes & Tests,145,Quotes,113,Relationships,781,Science,1140,Self Improvement,837,Spirituality,248,Sustainability,246,Technology,476,Truth,754,
ltr
item
Thinking Humanity: New Zealand To Ban Smoking For All Future Adults
New Zealand To Ban Smoking For All Future Adults
New Zealand has put forward plans to ban smoking for future adults by making the purchase of tobacco-related products illegal. The measures will be im
https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/a/AVvXsEiLvwxGRgxv7NW6YjLLi-6xvQvO90JzNX6gQoA3H59-kcRMQVVTy1aizbo0PNa51S9f9KArRgjRKdgmQHm7t0NUZcXEovR-E5Fx45ganpRw7qOiZiHNO6NqBExT1io6GQmWdeuxYN7W0tu7ZwL-uQN2seltRLyQHUejDaEpDsYrreBE-F38Zjj36ndgAQ
https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/a/AVvXsEiLvwxGRgxv7NW6YjLLi-6xvQvO90JzNX6gQoA3H59-kcRMQVVTy1aizbo0PNa51S9f9KArRgjRKdgmQHm7t0NUZcXEovR-E5Fx45ganpRw7qOiZiHNO6NqBExT1io6GQmWdeuxYN7W0tu7ZwL-uQN2seltRLyQHUejDaEpDsYrreBE-F38Zjj36ndgAQ=s72-c
Thinking Humanity
https://www.thinkinghumanity.com/2021/12/new-zealand-to-ban-smoking-for-all-future-adults.html
https://www.thinkinghumanity.com/
https://www.thinkinghumanity.com/
https://www.thinkinghumanity.com/2021/12/new-zealand-to-ban-smoking-for-all-future-adults.html
true
7064777598104498166
UTF-8
Loaded All Posts Not found any posts VIEW ALL Readmore Reply Cancel reply Delete By Home PAGES POSTS View All RECOMMENDED FOR YOU LABEL ARCHIVE SEARCH ALL POSTS Not found any post match with your request Back Home Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat January February March April May June July August September October November December Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec just now 1 minute ago $$1$$ minutes ago 1 hour ago $$1$$ hours ago Yesterday $$1$$ days ago $$1$$ weeks ago more than 5 weeks ago Followers Follow THIS PREMIUM CONTENT IS LOCKED STEP 1: Share to a social network STEP 2: Click the link on your social network Copy All Code Select All Code All codes were copied to your clipboard Can not copy the codes / texts, please press [CTRL]+[C] (or CMD+C with Mac) to copy