16 Apr 2024

MPs vote in favour of toughest smoking laws in world

Political Editor

MPs have just finished debating and voted in favour of a plan to stop young people born after 2009 ever buying a packet of cigarettes. Rishi Sunak’s anti-smoking bill will make this country the toughest in the world on lighting up.

It has been welcomed by medical professionals but a number of Conservatives including the Business Secretary Kemi Badenoch say they oppose it.