Skip to comments.New Zealand Bans Cigarette Sales to Everyone Born After 2008
Posted on 12/14/2022 6:33:59 AM PST by RandFan
New Zealand on Tuesday passed extensive legislation aimed at preventing minors from becoming smokers, including a lifetime prohibition on cigarette sales to everyone born after 2008.
Under the new laws, which take effect next year, the country’s smoking age of 18 would be raised year by year until it applied to the whole population. Beginning in 2023, those under 15 would be barred from buying cigarettes for the rest of their lives.
The legislation is the result of more than a decade of public health campaigns. In 2011, New Zealand first announced its plans to reduce smoking levels to below 5 percent of the population by 2025, a target extending across all ethnic groups, including Indigenous Maori and Pacific Island citizens. Over the years, the price of cigarettes has been hiked to among the highest in the world, with a pack of cigarettes costing about $20.
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Isn't the New Zealand PM that horrible WEF plant? I wonder if this is where this stupid idea came from?
This is my retirement plan, bringing smokes to NZ.
Not a peep from my fellow libertarians because it’s not pot being banned.
But doobies for everyone!
A friend of mine retired and moved to Christchurch on the south island of New Zealand. Apparently, NZ taxes money coming in from US pensions at nearly 100%. He is now dismal in NZ.
Should have checked that out first.
Willie, your photo-ops with despots and degenerates aren’t doing you any favors...
Wonder how they are with chinese fentanyl?
I might bring “assault weapons” as well. I’m not sure what that means though…
That seems a lot of tax.
I think like the Netherlands they’re trying out these stupid globalist policies there. The PM was a total lockdown freak if I remember.
Big big big Brother.
Many states in the USA don’t allow it unless 21. So as far as that goes, it’s not too crazy. Unless FReepers don’t want any age limit on tobacco sales?
Me personally? I think 18 is fine, and if you’re in the military, you’re free to smoke and drink if you want.
Does tobacco grow in NZ?
No clue. Tobacco plants don’t have all those cool additives though.
All I know about NZ is it’s far, rugby, and Lord of the Rings was filmed there…
“Not a peep from my fellow libertarians”
They are busy buying a flotilla to smuggle cigs into New Zealand...
An assault refers to an attempt or threat of violence — not actual violence itself.
For instance, threatening someone with a knife without touching them could be considered an assault.
Therefore, a banana pointed at someone threateningly could be considered an assault weapon.
Let them peel that concept apart.
Hmmm. That has humorous potential. My former liberal Congresscritter (Defazio) has investment homes in NZ. I think his plan was to retire there. Said it reminded him of America in the ‘50s...you know....before liberals destroyed it. He’ll probably split time between the two countries, to minimize his tax burden in both.
Smuggling ciggies just became a business...
I was born before 2008, so why should I care?
(typical reaction of subjects in the West)
I’d say the New Zealand government should be eradicated by it’s citizens... Time for the citizens there to stand up against the tyranny and take their lives back.
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