New Zealand’s new government confirmed plans to scrap the landmark law.
Generational tobacco ban proposals are coming to America.
The new government of New Zealand says it will repeal the law before March 2024.
The Sun says that a dozen senior MPs are pressuring the Department of Health to exempt cigars from the proposed law.
The proposal, which was studied by Boris Johnson’s government in 2022, will now be voted on in Parliament.
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.
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 smoking bans were introduced this year in California, Hawaii and Nevada. None of them have gained much traction, let alone passed.
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.
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.