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A report commissioned by the UK government recommends raising the legal smoking age each year in a bid to phase out tobacco use among young people.

If adopted, the measures would slot the UK among the most aggressive countries in trying to stamp out smoking, joining nations such as New Zealand, which plans a similar move, which will eventually become a blanket prohibition. The report, released Thursday, recommended that the minimum age to buy cigarettes and other tobacco products should be increased from 18 by one year each year. Within several decades, nobody would be able to buy such products in the U.K.