Should cigarette sales require a prescription?
As Australia moves towards a zero figure on tobacco sales, a new proposal by the Centre for Research Excellence on Achieving the Tobacco Endgame has suggested that reducing the number of tobacco retailers, as well as restricting the sales to outlets such as pharmacies, could help accelerate the decline in smoking prevalence.
Other suggestions proposed include ending sales to people born after a specific year as well as phasing out commerical cigarette sales completely with a prescription being required to purchase cigarettes.
What do you think? Can more be done to phase out the smoking of tobacco in Australia?