Loony New Zealand Plans to Permanently BAN Cigarettes by 2025

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New Zealand to ban all cigarette sales by 2025

New Zealand wants to make the country smoke-free by 2025 by banning the sale of cigarettes to anybody born after 2004.

The facist policy has been set by far-left Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, who says she loathes cigarettes so much she is hellbent on eliminating them by hook or by crook.

Ardern’s proposed policy involves setting a date next year where anyone under the age of 18 would never be able to buy cigarettes – even after their 18th birthday.

Ladbible.com reports: People would presumably be forced to show their ID when buying ciggies from a registered place in the country and if they’re younger than the 2022 date then they’ll be told to get lost.

Of course, you could just get someone older than you to purchase the contraband, but the measure would really start to kick into effectiveness in a couple of years.

Another proposal the government is looking at is reducing the amount of nicotine in each cigarette. It’s also considering restricting where ciggies can be sold by creating a licensing system.

Kiwi MPs have been told they will have to ban cigarettes entirely if they want to stick to their plan of making New Zealand cigarette-free by 2025.

Figures from 2018 stated nearly 16 per cent of New Zealanders, including 35 per cent of Māori and 25 per cent of Pacific Islanders, smoke cigarettes. The 2025 smoke-free target for the government is to have that number below 5 per cent.

But then-Māori Public Health Chief Executive Lance Norman said a lot of work needs to be done before they can be confident in being on track.

“We are nowhere near that. Saying it’s a train wreck for Māori would be an understatement,” he said. “So our view is we should have an aggressive…strategy to get rid of the product.”

Cancer Society chief executive Lucy Elwood added that without introducing harsh legislation, the 2025 target is a pipe dream.

“Tobacco kills about 11 New Zealanders every day, yet it can be sold absolutely anywhere,” Elwood said. “The current laws are not protecting our communities from this devastatingly deadly product.”

The Smokefree 2025 initiative has been around for a decade and the government is crossing its fingers to have a proper plan in place soon.

9 Comments

    • Would generally agree but this is actually a good move I think, as it protects youngsters without affecting existing smokers. To me that’s a win win 🙂

  1. I hate cigarette and cigar smoke and it riles up my sinuses. And the trash and roadside fires and more! Costs of health care! Best thing that ever happened was when smoking indoors in public places was banned. All that being said the rights of people determined to smoke should only be limited, not revoked. But that’s looney New Zealand.

  2. As a former smoker I wish they would ban cigs worldwide. Nasty and addictive things that I wish never took up. Banning indoor smoking was a brilliant policy and really did help save lives.

  3. As a former smoker I think this is a good thing, as it respects the rights and feelings of current smokers, while preventing young people getting sucked into it. In fact the more I think about it the more I like it.

  4. Fantastic idea Even though personally a total ban on importation would be my method of eliminating a centuries old evil .And any black market operation heavily penalised with very lengthy jail terms and massive fines No one going to die for a ciggy Not in the sense of NOT having one .

  5. I quit smoking through using a vape. I quit because I wanted to have a healthier life. If someone wants to slowly kill themselves with cigarettes I believe that is their right to choose.

    Bunch of posters below prove why the leftists are in control. You all just want someone or something to control life for you. Glad I no longer identify with most of the slave population.

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