The Tasmanian Parliament is considering a law that would make it illegal to sell tobacco products to anybody born after the year 2000.
This would not apply to retailers outside Tasmania (including online sales) and would not restrict criminal gangs selling illicit product.
This Bill would have a major impact on locally owned businesses. Not only to the owners and their families, but to the people employed by these businesses.
The Bill WILL:
• Prevent the sale of tobacco products to persons born since the year
2000, that is, members of the tobacco-free generation.
• Prevent the supply of tobacco products by licensed tobacco sellers, or
their agents, to members of the tobacco-free generation.
• Provide that members of the tobacco-free generation must not give
false identification to tobacco sellers and there would be a penalty for
• NOT prevent members of the tobacco-free generation from smoking, or
attempting to purchase tobacco products. Members of the tobacco-free
generation would not incur any penalties for smoking.
• NOT prevent friends and family from giving tobacco products, such as
cigarettes, to members of the tobacco-free generation, however, they
must not SELL tobacco products to the tobacco-free generation.
• NOT prevent “botting” of cigarettes by members of the tobacco-free
generation. They would be able to acquire cigarettes from another
person other than a retailer or agent and would not incur any penalties
for doing so.
Do these adults not have a right to make their own choices?
For the attention of the Tasmanian Parliament:
We, the undersigned, oppose the proposed Public Health Amendment (Tobacco Free Generation) Bill 2014.
The Retailers and Consumers against TFG Bill petition to firstname.lastname@example.org was written by Helen Gosling and is in the category Civil Rights at GoPetition.