Quick Glance: New Zealand Smoking Ban Reversal Sparks Health Expert Criticism
- New Zealand passed laws in 2022 to restrict and eventually ban cigarette sales to future generations.
- Smoking is the leading cause of preventable deaths in New Zealand, and the policy aimed to prevent young generations from picking up the habit.
- Health experts strongly criticized the sudden reversal.
- The announcement of the government's repeal of the laws shocked health experts who believed the policy would remain untouched.
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