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New Zealand’s Government Scrapping Generational Tobacco Ban (Update)

The new government of New Zealand says it will repeal the law before March 2024.

Report: Pressure Builds to Exempt Cigars from Proposed U.K. Generational Smoking Ban

The Sun says that a dozen senior MPs are pressuring the Department of Health to exempt cigars from the proposed law.

United Kingdom to Vote on Banning Tobacco Sales to Anyone Born After 2008

The proposal, which was studied by Boris Johnson’s government in 2022, will now be voted on in Parliament.

Hong Kong Considering Generational Tobacco Ban, Higher Taxes, Plain Packaging & More

Hong Kong’s Health Bureau is surveying residents on potential new tobacco regulations encompassing everything from increased tobacco taxes to nicotine limits to a generational tobacco ban.

Alaska Senate Approves Tobacco 21 Bill

In addition to fines for those caught selling tobacco products to those under 21, S.B. 89 would also introduce fines for those under 21 that are caught possessing tobacco or vaping products.

Oklahoma Reinstating Fines for Underage Tobacco & Vaping Possession

Less than a year after Gov. Kevin Stitt signed a law removing fines as punishment for underage tobacco or vaping use and possession, Stitt has signed a new law reintroducing the fines as a form of punishment.

Generational Tobacco Ban Bill Dies in Hawaii Senate

Generational smoking bans were introduced this year in California, Hawaii and Nevada. None of them have gained much traction, let alone passed.

Bill That Would Have Banned Cigarettes in Nevada Dies in Committee

The bill would have banned the sale of cigarettes to anyone born after Dec. 31, 2002, outlawed the sale of cigarettes in 2030 and banned flavored e-cigarettes. It contained no changes for cigars.

Kansas Increases Minimum Age to Purchase Tobacco Products to 21

A similar measure failed to clear the Kansas Senate last year. This act means that Kansas’ state law is now consistent with the federal Tobacco 21 statute.