20 Mar 2024

Bill to ban smoking for anyone born after 2009 introduced by government

Senior Political Correspondent

The government has put the UK on what it hopes will be a path to becoming a world leader in the fight against smoking-related diseases.

It has introduced its Tobacco and Vapes bill that will mean that the legal age people can buy cigarettes will be raised by one year every year, so anyone born after 2009 will never legally be sold cigarettes.