Consumption – Denmark wants a smoke-free generation, even if it means banning tobacco

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SentMarch 15, 2022 at 20:06

Copenhagen plans to tighten the screws on tobacco, especially with regard to young people. The country will increase the age limit to purchase it and do the same with alcohol.

Copenhagen wants to do everything so that the younger generation never touches cigarettes.

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AFP

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Denmark announced a tobacco-free plan for the next generation on Tuesday, and a plan to ban the sale of nicotine products to anyone born in 2010. “Never start smoking or using nicotine products in 2010 and beyond.” If necessary, we are prepared to ban sales to this generation by gradually raising the age limit at which it can be purchased,” he said.

We are ready to ban sales to this generation by gradually raising the age limit at which tobacco can be purchased,” he said.

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Current regulations prohibit Danes under the age of 18 from buying tobacco or smoking e-cigarettes. Still, the minister stressed that 31% of 15-29 year olds smoke and that smoking is the leading cause of cancer in the Scandinavian country, causing 13,600 deaths per year in this state of 5.8 million inhabitants.

According to a survey commissioned by the Danish Cancer Society, 64% of respondents favor the plan. It is 67% among 18-34 year olds.

Pioneer New Zealand

New Zealand, a pioneer in the fight against cigarettes, announced in December that it wanted to gradually ban the age at which tobacco can be purchased, starting in 2027.

In Denmark, the Social Democratic government also aims to combat alcohol consumption among young people. In particular, it will increase the age limit for purchasing alcoholic beverages to 18 for all beverages containing less than 16.5% alcohol, compared to 16 years ago.

(AFP)

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