Should the minimum legal smoking age in England be changed?
The government may be considering raising the legal smoking age in England from 18 to 21, and we want to know your opinion on the matter. Health Secretary Sajid Javid favors changes to the country’s tobacco policy with plans to become smoke-free by 2030, according to a Guardian report.
Mr Javid is also said to be in favor of the sales tightening rules, having quit smoking himself after taking over as health secretary last year.
An independent review commissioned by Mr Javid, led by former chief executive of children’s charity Barnardo’s Javed Kahn, is also expected to back new taxes on tobacco companies‘ profits, according to the Telegraph.
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As well as looking at tightening sales and raising the minimum smoking age, the review is also expected to lead to the NHS stepping up its efforts to encourage smokers to switch to vaping and cigarettes. electronics.
The current minimum age of 18 to purchase tobacco was raised from 16 in 2007, and smoking in enclosed public spaces became illegal the same year.
As the minimum age may be reviewed again, we would like to hear your opinion. You can share them in our survey below, or via this link if it doesn’t show up.
You can also let us know how you feel in our comments section.