Hong Kong moves to ban smoking for those born in or after 2009
Following New Zealand, Hong Kong is moving to ban the sale of tobacco to those born after a certain date and take a big step toward a "smoke-free Hong Kong".
Lo Chung-mau, Secretary for Health, said last week that the government was considering a lifetime ban on anyone born in or after 2009 from buying smoking products.
In July, the New Zealand government voted through the first draft of a bill, expected to take effect on January 1 2023, to make it illegal for those born after 2009 to buy tobacco. The laws also reduce the nicotine in cigarettes and allow them to be sold only in specialty tobacco stores and not in corner stores and supermarkets. ...