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New King Charles Speech Pushes For Complete Smoking Ban

New King Charles Speech Pushes For Complete Smoking Ban
Nov 7 2023 Share

King Charles has announced plans to incrementally raise the legal smoking age in the UK by one year annually. This means that a 14-year-old today will never reach the legal age to purchase cigarettes. 

The monarch aims to create a “smoke-free generation” with this legislation, aligning with Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s earlier proposal. Sunak emphasized the importance of breaking the cycle of smoking initiation, as most smokers start before the age of 20.

Currently, the legal age to buy tobacco products in the UK is 18, a regulation implemented in 2007. Smoking indoors in public spaces has also been prohibited nationwide since the same year. Vaping, however, is permitted for those 18 and older, with no universal restrictions on public usage.

The proposed plan mirrors measures recently enacted in New Zealand, where tobacco sales were prohibited for those born after January 1, 2009. The UK may adopt a similar approach, effectively making it impossible for the next generation to legally purchase cigarettes.

Additionally, single-use vapes are anticipated to be banned due to concerns about their appeal to children. 

These measures, however, have been met with opposition from groups like the Freedom Organisation for the Right to Enjoy Smoking Tobacco (Forest), who argue that they constitute a form of “creeping prohibition” and infringe on personal choice. Former Prime Minister Liz Truss also voiced her disagreement, advocating for fewer bans.

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Maltese Mum Goes Viral After Enjoying Post-Childbirth Sushi

Maltese Mum Goes Viral After Enjoying Post-Childbirth Sushi
Nov 7 2023 Share

A video uploaded by a Maltese mother, Alana Farrugia, has gone absolutely viral with a video showing her eat some well-deserved sushi after the childbirth.

 

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The video was shared by Instagram account ‘BVIRAL’, amassing a whopping 1 million likes. LADbible also shared the video, with it amassing 1.1K likes on Facebook and 163K likes on Instagram. 

Both pages boast an insane amount of follows and likes, showing this Maltese mum’s time for relaxation after such an understandably intense experience to welcome their new family member.  

Alana is a proud mum of Isla along with her husband Steve and shares her adorable family life on her socials. 

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Every Household Experiencing Power Cuts Should Get Automatically Reimbursed, PN Says

Every Household Experiencing Power Cuts Should Get Automatically Reimbursed, PN Says
Nov 7 2023 Share

During this year’s Budget reaction speech, Opposition and Nationalist Party Leader Bernard Grech proposed that every Maltese household experiencing power cuts should get automatically reimbursed.

Addressing the Speaker, Grech stated that he cannot avoid tackling the country’s energy situation, highlighting the amount of blackouts experienced in Malta this summer.

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“This summer, the people fell victim to the incompetence and lack of investment from this government. The government’s failure in this sector continues to confirm how the Nationalist Party Government Administration was right with its vision for the interconnector.

In addition to this, Grech proposed an adequate and rapid investment in Malta’s distribution network, a data analysis system which can be collected from Smart Meters and more.

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Stranger Things Tease First Scene Of Final Season

Stranger Things Tease First Scene Of Final Season
Nov 7 2023 Share

‘Darkness. The sound of cold wind. Groaning trees. And… a child’s voice. Singing a familiar song…’

That’s the first bit of Stranger Things Season 5 Chapter 1 Scene 1, as teased by the official Stranger Things account on social media. 

The release of the highly anticipated conclusion to the series has been set back following the writer’s guild protests in the US, which now that they’re over, can once again resume production. 

Netflix intends to focus on the series’ release among other shows’ productions, with the child actors growing older and making it more difficult to maintain the chronology of the series. 

Will you be watching the final season? 

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