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UK MPs to Vote on Toughest Anti-Tobacco Laws: Making Generation Alpha Smoke-Free

The UK government is planning to introduce some of the world's toughest anti-tobacco laws, aiming to make those born since 2009, known as Generation Alpha, the first smoke-free generation.
Rishi Sunak's Tobacco and Vapes Bill would ban the sale of tobacco products to anyone turning 15 this year, making it illegal to sell rather than just smoking.

The bill also aims to make vapes less appealing to children.

However, some Tory MPs have expressed opposition to the bill.

Tobacco use is the UK's leading cause of preventable deaths, killing two-thirds of long-term users and causing approximately 80,000 deaths annually.

A patient is admitted to a hospital in England due to smoking-related conditions, such as heart disease, strokes, and lung cancer, every minute.

Health Secretary Victoria Atkins announced a new bill aimed at saving thousands of lives and reducing the strain on the NHS.

She emphasized that smoking remains the UK's biggest preventable killer, and there is no safe level of tobacco consumption.

The bill is intended to protect the next generation from the harmful effects of smoking.

The text discusses new plans to combat the sale of tobacco and vapes to children.

These plans include giving trading standards officers the ability to issue £100 on-the-spot fines to offending shops, with the funds raised going towards additional enforcement.

New restrictions on flavors, packaging, and vape sales to children are also proposed.

One in five children have tried vaping, which is illegal for under-18s, and the number of children using vapes has tripled in the past three years.

The plans are described as a "game-changer."
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