Jacinda Ardern's smoking ban WAR on tobacconists and force 7500 businesses to ...

Jacinda Ardern's smoking ban WAR on tobacconists and force 7500 businesses to ...
Jacinda Ardern's smoking ban WAR on tobacconists and force 7500 businesses to ...
How Jacinda Ardern's smoking ban is a WAR on tobacconists and will force 7,500 businesses to find a new way of making money - amid fears the tobacco black market will explode Jacinda Ardern's war on smoking will see 7,500 shops overhaul their business  NZ Prime Minister announced no one under 14 will be able to by cigarettes ever  Age limit will increase until its illegal for entire nation to buy smokes Mandate will see all but 500 of current 8,000 businesses have to change 

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Jacinda Ardern's plan to make New Zealand the world's first smoke-free country will force 7,500 shops to overhaul their business. 

No-one under the age of 14 will ever be allowed to buy cigarettes in their lifetime in a desperate bid to eradicate smoking from the country.

Each year the age limit will be increased until it's illegal for the entire nation under NZ Prime Minister Jacinda Adern's radical plan. 

The mandate will also see 7,500 of the country's 8,000 suppliers and tobacconists out of business, with the government saying they will have to find a new model.

Jacinda Ardern's sensational plan to make New Zealand the world's first smoke-free country will force 7,500 businesses out of work

Jacinda Ardern's sensational plan to make New Zealand the world's first smoke-free country will force 7,500 businesses out of work

Each year the age limit will be increased until it's illegal for the entire nation under NZ Prime Minister Jacinda Adern's radical plan

Each year the age limit will be increased until it's illegal for the entire nation under NZ Prime Minister Jacinda Adern's radical plan

Officials believe the country will save $5billion in health costs related to smoking as a result of the smoke-free 2025 action plan. 

'We want to make sure young people never start smoking so we will make it an offence to sell or supply smoke tobacco products to new cohorts of young people,' Associate Health Minister Dr Ayesha Verrall said . 

'People aged 14 when the law comes into effect will never be able to legally purchase tobacco.' 

The government say the estimated 7,500 companies banned from selling cigarettes will have to find new income streams and explore a new business plan. 

'While smoking rates are heading in the right direction, we need to do more, faster to reach our goal,' Dr Verrall said.

'If

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