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New Zealand is set to introduce revolutionary anti-tobacco legislation barring certain generations from ever being legally able to buy tobacco. It's a unique proposition -- outlawing those aged 14 and under when the law comes into effect from purchasing a product their parents can.

The legislation raises interesting questions about civil liberties, and a debate around introducing a rule affecting an ever-shrinking demographic -- young smokers -- while the use of smoke-free nicotine products such as vapes is rising.