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Join us on 6/27 for a Foreign and Comparative Law Webinar on “Going Smokefree: Cigarette Bans in New Zealand and the United Kingdom”

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The following is a guest post by Clare Feikert-Ahalt, a senior foreign law specialist at the Law Library of Congress covering the United Kingdom and several other jurisdictions. Clare has written numerous posts for In Custodia Legis, including Revealing the Presence of GhostsWeird Laws, or Urban Legends?FALQs: Brexit Referendum100 Years of “Poppy Day” in the United Kingdom; 100 Year Anniversary of Restrictions on Alcohol in England and Wales for Those Under 18; and Mr. Bates vs. The Post Office Spurs Possible Law Change.

Join us on June 27, 2024, at 2 p.m. EST as Kelly Buchanan and Clare Feikert-Ahalt present the webinar, “Going Smokefree: Cigarette Bans in New Zealand and the United Kingdom,” as another entry into the Foreign and Comparative Law Webinar Series for 2024.

Please register here.

In this webinar, Kelly Buchanan and Clare Feikert-Ahalt will discuss recent developments toward creating a “smoke-free generation” in New Zealand and the United Kingdom by prohibiting the sale of cigarettes to individuals born after a certain date. The presentation will cover the background, and contents of, legislation enacted in New Zealand and a bill recently introduced in the United Kingdom that aims to phase out cigarette smoking by younger generations.

In New Zealand’s case, the “world-first” legislation was subsequently repealed by a new government and the circumstances leading to this will be discussed. In the United Kingdom, a bill that would impose a similar ban on cigarette sales to people born after a certain date was introduced in the Parliament in March 2024 and its introduction and progression through parliament will be reviewed.

Kelly Buchanan is the chief of the Foreign, Comparative, and International Law Division II at the Law Library of Congress. She conducts research and writes reports on a wide range of topics relating to the laws of several countries in the Asia-Pacific region, including Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia, Malaysia, and various Pacific Island nations. Kelly holds degrees in law and social policy from Victoria University of Wellington.

Clare Feikert-Ahalt is a senior foreign law specialist at the Law Library of Congress. She conducts research and writes reports on a wide range of topics relating primarily to the laws of the United Kingdom, as well as the Republic of IrelandMalta, and other Commonwealth jurisdictions. She holds a bachelor’s degree in law and international relations from the University of Lincoln, England, and an LL.M. in international legal studies from American University.


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