Denmark proposes ban on promoting cigarettes to other people born after 2010

Denmark has unveiled plans to prohibit the sale of cigarettes and nicotine merchandise to any electorate born after 2010.

The transfer objectives to forestall the following technology of Danes from touching any type of tobacco, Well being Minister Magnus Heunicke instructed a press convention.

“If essential, we’re able to prohibit gross sales to this technology [born in 2010] by means of steadily elevating the acquisition age prohibit,” Heunicke mentioned.

Below present laws, Danish electorate beneath the age of 18 are banned from purchasing tobacco or smoking digital cigarettes.

However round 31% of other people elderly between 15 and 29 nonetheless smoke, Heunicke mentioned.

The Well being Minister added that smoking is the main reason behind most cancers within the Nordic nation, inflicting 13,600 deaths a yr.

In line with a survey commissioned by means of the Danish Most cancers Affiliation, 64% of respondents are in favour of the plan to prohibit the sale of cigarettes to these born after 2010. Amongst 18-34-year-olds, 67% of the ones surveyed have been in favour.

In December, New Zealand introduced that it will steadily ban the sale of tobacco from 2027 by means of elevating the age at which it may be bought.

In Denmark, the Social Democrat govt additionally intends to take on alcohol intake amongst younger other people.

Government plan to lift the age prohibit for the acquisition of alcoholic drinks from 16 to 18 for all beverages containing lower than 16.5% alcohol.

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