UK Prime Minister's Legislation to Prevent Young People from Smoking Faces Opposition

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Prime Minister Rishi Sunak's planned legislation to prevent young people from ever smoking is facing opposition from many in his own Conservative Party. The law would gradually raise the smoking age each year until it applies to the whole population. While the law looks set to pass with support from opposition parties, Sunak faces the prospect of a rebellion from backbench Tory MPs.

planned legislation to prevent young people from ever smoking, despite opposition from many in his own Conservative Party .

“This has the potential to phase out smoking in young people almost completely as early as 2040,” the government said when it unveiled the plan, calling the move “historic”. The beleaguered leader has little political capital to expend within his fractured party as he struggles to revive its fortunes following months of dire polling.Conservative MP Simon Clarke told BBC radio that he was “both sceptical and downright opposed” to the plans.

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