In New Zealand, no cigarettes by 2025. The progressive government of Jacinda Ardern wants to extinguish the habit of smoking.
The proposals on the ground are that those born after 2004 will not be able to buy cigarettes. If so, the younger generation would be free from this smoking slavery and it would be the first time in the world.
It will be extended to a higher age where smoking is allowed.
The places where cigarettes are sold will be restricted.
The amount of nicotine in the cigarettes themselves will be reduced.
If all states have set themselves the problem of reducing smoking, New Zealand presses on the accelerator, introducing obstacles, so as to make it more complicated to exercise the habit.
Smoking is more common in low-income communities, which are unable to defend themselves against its dangers. Therefore the government program flies the banner of social justice.
At least that way the state takes care not to get rich on poison