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UK Report: Smoking Age Should Be Raised Yearly Until Cigarettes Are Banned

A report commissioned by the UK government recommends gradually raising the legal smoking age yearly, in a bid to phase out smoking among young people.

Titled ‘The Khan review: Making smoking obsolete’ was an independent review of the UK government’s 2030 smoke-free policies, the report encourages the use of vapes for smoking cessation. “It is great that the UK seems to keep supporting vaping to help smokers quit despite the unfounded attacks in other parts of the world. Vaping is proven to be one of the most successful smoking cessation methods. The UK is the beacon of hope for smokers who want to quit, and other governments should follow their lead,” said Michael Landl, Director of the global vaping advocacy group World Vapers’ Alliance (WVA).

Released earlier this month, the report also recommends raising the tobacco age limitfrom 18 by one year each year, so that within a number of decades nobody would be able to purchase the products in the UK.

 

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