News | Tasmania Introducing Bill To End Smoking

As we reported a few weeks back, the island state of Tasmania which is part of the Commonwealth of Australia is looking to end tobacco use. This Wednesday a bill will be read before the Parliament which would make it illegal to purchase tobacco if born after the year 2000. The new bill will prevent anyone new from smoking thus ending tobacco use on the island over time.

The historic bill would impose penalties to anyone supplying tobacco to the “tobacco-free generation”, whether a retailer or an individual.

The Tasmania branch of the American Medical Association is backing the bill.

Tasmania is home to 514,000 residents over 25,042 square miles and became a state in 1901.