The UK may ban cigarettes for future generations

STORY: The UK may be close to banning younger

generations from ever buying cigarettes

Prime Minister Rishi Sunak is proposing to

raise the smoking age by one year, every year

He says that means a 14-year-old today will

'never legally be sold a cigarette' in their lifetime

Sunak says smoking costs Britain's National

Health Service $20.6 billion per year

A ban could potentially phase out cigarettes

completely for young people by 2040

and give Britain some of the toughest

smoking laws in the world