Why NZ's 'tobacco endgame' law will be a world-first for public health

Proposed legislation will create a 'smokefree generation' by banning sale of tobacco to people born in 2009 or later

With the first reading of a new bill in parliament earlier this week, Aotearoa New Zealand’s plan to be smokefree by 2025 takes another tangible step forward.

The Smokefree Environments and Regulated Products (Smoked Tobacco) Amendment Bill will now go to the health select committee for submissions and review, and (presumably) return to the House in late 2022 to be passed into