New Zealand is set to be the first country in the world to bring in a new law to ban smoking to those born after 2008, in an effort to wipe out the habit by 2025. It is also part of the country's overall aim to stop young people from falling into the bad habit of smoking.
Other measures are also being taken in order to curb the habit. The legal amount of nicotine in tobacco products will be reduced, while funding for quitting services will be dramatically increased. Stores that will be legally authorized to sell cigarettes will be cut down from 6,000 to just 600 across the nation. The measures outlined will all come into effect as of 2023.