Could the UK’s generational smoking ban lead to unintended consequences?

The UK’s plan to create a smoke-free generation by introducing a progressive age ban for tobacco products has been welcomed by many in the public health world, but some tobacco harm reduction advocates and industry members warn that it and other government-proposed measures might have unintended results.

It is unclear whether the ban would include e-cigarettes and heated tobacco, although it appears likely that e-cigs at least might be exempt. However, concerns have also been raised around the role that new restrictions on vaping, separate from the age ban, may play.

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Antonia Di Lorenzo

Assistant news editor/senior reporter
Antonia is a member of the editorial team and holds a masters degree in Law from the University of Naples Federico II, Italy. She moved in 2013 to London, where she completed a postgraduate course at the London School of Journalism. In the UK, she worked as a news reporter for a financial newswire and a magazine before moving to Barcelona in 2019.

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