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The British Parliament has approved a smoking ban for those born after 2009

Natasha Kumar By Natasha Kumar Apr18,2024

British Parliament approves smoking ban for those born after 2009

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The bill on a complete ban on smoking for those born after 2009 passed the first vote in the British Parliament. Radio Maximum tells the details in a new article.

This bill was introduced by the Prime Minister of Great Britain Rishi Sunak, but dozens of his party members voted against it. This is reported by Reuters.

383 deputies voted for the draft law, 67 voted against it. It is expected to take effect by 2027.

The bill would make it illegal for anyone born after January 1, 2009 to sell tobacco products. But it aims not to criminalize smoking, but to ban children born in 2009 and later from legally buying tobacco. British Health Minister Victoria Atkins believes that this will help the new generation , smoke-free.

If the bill is finally approved in the House of Lords, Great Britain's smoking legislation will become one of the strictest in the world.

Among the opponents of the smoking ban – members of the Conservative Party of Britain and former heads of government Liz Truss and Boris Johnson. In their opinion, the draft law limits people's freedoms. However, banning smoking for children and teenagers is one of Sunak's main political initiatives ahead of the elections scheduled for the end of 2024. Polls show that the Labor Party can win them.

The British Parliament approved the ban smoking for those born after 2009

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Natasha Kumar

By Natasha Kumar

Natasha Kumar has been a reporter on the news desk since 2018. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining The Times Hub, Natasha Kumar worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my natasha@thetimeshub.in 1-800-268-7116

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