New Zealand tobacco ban – level 1

15-12-2021 15:00

New Zealand’s government will make tobacco illegal for young people. The government says that young people will not smoke cigarettes at all.

The new law will start next year. It will be even stronger in the future. Supermarkets and small businesses will not sell cigarettes after 2027. Children under 14 years old will not be able to buy cigarettes. This is the second strongest cigarette law in the world.

Some experts are happy. Cigarettes are dangerous. It is good that young people will not smoke.  They can choose less dangerous products.

Other experts do not like the new law. They say people will want cigarettes in the future. It is possible that people will buy and sell cigarettes illegally.

Difficult words: tobacco (a plant material of cigarettes), illegal (something that is against the rules of a country), law (a rule of a country), be able (to do something).

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