30 Jan 2024

UK planning to create 'smokefree generation'

From Morning Report, 7:18 am on 30 January 2024

The United Kingdom is charging ahead with plans to limit accessibility of smoking and vaping in an attempt to create a "smokefree generation."

The move is based on New Zealand's smokefree laws which are to be repealed by the Coalition government.

Prime Minister Rishi Sunak says stopping young children from picking up vaping is vital to public health.

BBC political correspondent Rob Watson spoke to Ingrid Hipkiss.