The First Country To Make Cigarettes Illegal
off limits: something that is not allowed or forbidden
In 2011, New Zealand set a goal of reducing smoking from 18% to 5% of the population by 2025. As the deadline gets closer, they are introducing some of the world’s strictest anti-smoking measures. By 2024, only 600 stores will be licensed to sell cigarettes compared to 6,000 stores today. The nation also plans to drastically cut nicotine levels in cigarettes, making them less addictive. And for those people born after 2008, purchasing cigarettes will always be illegal. No matter how old these people become, cigarettes will be off limits forever.
While some worry that these rules could increase black market sales and crime, others are hopeful that this will create a healthier society.
1. The private beach was off limits to visitors. Only people who own houses there can use it.
2. My diary is personal. It’s off limits to my brothers and sisters.
3. The museum has some areas that are off limits to the public.
It’s one the world’s toughest anti-smoking laws. The M?ori see a major flaw