New Zealand tobacco ban – level 2

15-12-2021 15:00

New Zealand’s government introduced its plan to ban tobacco, and it wants to completely eliminate smoking in the future.

The plan says that it will not be possible to buy cigarettes in supermarkets or small businesses after the year 2027. The government hopes that young people will not smoke cigarettes at all.

The Maori population also has problems. They smoke much more than the rest of the people in the country, and they have more health problems related to smoking cigarettes. 13% of adults in New Zealand smoke; about 30% of the Maori people smoke. They have more problems because of this.

Difficult words: ban (to officially make something illegal), eliminate (to end or stop something bad or dangerous), related (connected to something).

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