Devil's In The Details For Tasmanian Tobacco Ban Proposal

Law360, New York (August 23, 2012, 8:38 PM EDT) -- A legislative proposal in the Australian state of Tasmania supporting a lifetime ban on tobacco sales to anyone born after the year 2000 sounds like the stuff of public health advocates' dreams, but such a measure would prove nearly impossible to enforce and might raise constitutional issues, experts say.

The Tasmanian Parliament's upper house on Tuesday voted in favor of a motion that pushes the state government to bar children born this century from ever purchasing tobacco products. The motion itself, if enacted by the full...
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