Lawmakers in New Zealand pushing towards a smoke-free generation, plans include making illegal to sell cigarettes to anyone born after 2004 illegal.
The proposals aimed at banning smoking for the next generation in order to move the country closer to a smoke-free country in 2025.
The proposals are said to be welcomed by number of public health organizations such as the country’s Cancer Society.
“This proposal goes beyond assisting people to quit,” said the CEO of Cancer Society, Lucy Elwood.
Smoking accounts for 1 in 4 cancer deaths in New Zealand.
Alternatives for smoking such as vapes are being extremely popular, and some experts think smoking will become a history over the next 1-2 decades.