• June 22, 2024

Provinces in Canada Seek Generational Ban Comments

 Provinces in Canada Seek Generational Ban Comments

Newfoundland and Labrador flag against the sunset sky. (Credit: Ecrow)

Newfoundland and Labrador flag against the sunset sky. (Credit: Ecrow)

Newfoundland and Labrador is considering following along with recent announcements in the U.K.

The provincial government in Canda will ask residents this month for public feedback on a number of increased nicotine regulations, including the possibility of a total ban on the sale of cigarettes and other tobacco products to people born after a specific date, according to media reports.

The legislation would eventually phase out the sale of cigarettes permanently in Newfoundland and Labrador. It follows a similar move in Prince Edward Island (PEI), where a “Tobacco-Free Generation” proposal was suggested in a consultation paper earlier this year.

A similar concept was tried – and swiftly repealed – in New Zealand, and the issue is expected to return to the United Kingdom’s House of Commons after the country’s July election.