UK doctors and medical experts have called for a nationwide ban on the sale of cigarettes and tobacco to anyone born after the year 2000. This unusual plan would see the age limit, currently set at 18, to rise every year from 2018 onwards.
According to the figures provided by the NHS, at least 100,000 people are killed every year in Great Britain. Experts are now calling on the BMA to lobby the government in legislating this ban.
Although the rate of smokers is declining, around 20% of those living in the UK are believed to be smoking. The decline is due to the anti-smoking laws such as raising the legal age to buy tobacco and banning smoking in work and public places.