Smoking age ‘to go up by a year every year’ under plan to abolish cigarettes
The Metro says Cigarettes could be phased out from the market altogether by slowly increasing the age they can be bought.
A government commissioned review found the legal age of sale for tobacco products in England should be raised by one year every year until eventually no one can buy them.
A similar policy, which will eventually totally ban the sale of cigarettes, has been adopted in New Zealand.
It would mean that, depending on when the new law was enacted, the age limit could be in the mid-20s by the end of the decade.
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