Will banning kids 14 and under from buying cigs REALLY work?

Oct 04, 2023 View Original Article
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54% : Cancer Research UK's chief executive Michelle Mitchell said: 'Raising the age of sale on tobacco products is a critical step on the road to creating the first ever smoke-free generation.'Deborah Arnott, chief executive of Action on Smoking and Health, said: 'The Prime Minister has today announced an unprecedented set of measures to protect the next generation and hasten the day when smoking is obsolete.
52% : The latest data from the Office for National Statistics show traditional smoking is already on the decline in the UK.
50% : Prime Minister Rishi Sunak today unveiled a plan to progressively raise the legal age of sale of cigarettes, effectively meaning a 14 year-old will never be able to legally purchase themThe PM said the nation must take action to break the cycle of smoking addiction for the next generation (stock image)
48% : Government announces it will enforce tobacco display ban and consider plain packaging for tobacco products2015:
44% : Department of Health publishes plans to make England smoke-free by 20302020: Menthol cigarettes are banned in the UK and EUAdvertisementProfessor Linda Bauld, an expert in public health at the University of Edinburgh, said: 'These proposals in England are good news for public health and the future health of the nation.

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