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Tasmania considers cigarette ban for anyone born after 2000

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Tasmania to ban smoking The Australian state of Tasmania is considering a ban on cigarette sales to anyone born after the year 2000 in an attempt to create a smoking-free generation.

A week after Australia upheld its world-first laws plain packaging laws, Tasmania's upper house unanimously passed a motion to introduce the ban from 2018.

The measure was proposed by Ivan Dean, a Tasmanian independent MP, who said the ban would be easy to enforce because the state already has restrictions on sales of cigarettes to minors. It would be the world's first such age-based ban and is also reportedly being considered in Singapore and Finland.

Mr Dean, a former police officer and mayor, said the ban would prevent young people "from buying a product that they can't already buy" but would not affect adult smokers.

TVNL Comment:  Why are cigarettes allowed to be marketed at all?  They offer no benefit whatsoever, and cause addictions that ensure repeated purchases while they kill three million people worldwide every single year?  Just asking...

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