[LMB] OT: Cigarette Prohibition NZ

Howard Brazee howard at brazee.net
Fri Dec 10 14:53:21 GMT 2021



> On Dec 10, 2021, at 7:27 AM, WILLIAM A WENRICH <wawenri at msn.com <mailto:wawenri at msn.com>> wrote:
> 
> I read that there is a law pending in New Zealand that will gradually raise the age for buying cigarettes with the internet of stopping the next generation from smoking.
> I hope it works. Things the US have done to stop the use of anything from outright prohibition of alcohol to high taxes on cigarettes to the “war on drugs” haven’t worked.
> Maybe Kiwis are more law abiding than Americans. Maybe the gradualism is the key. Again I hope it works.

Tobacco use has dropped considerably in the U.S.   Other vices, not so much.


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