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Under-25s could be banned from buying cigarettes under plans being considered by Government.

 

A new anti-smoking tsar leading an independent review on how to stop Britons smoking said he is considering recommending a ban similar to one already introduced in New Zealand.

 

Lawmakers there have banned cigarettes for future generations in a bid to eventually phase out smoking.

Anyone born after 2008 will not be able to buy cigarettes or tobacco products in their lifetime.

Javed Khan, the former CEO of children’s charity Barnardo’s, is leading the independent review and will report on his suggestions to Health Secretary Sajid Javid next month.