Denmark has unveiled plans to ban the sale of cigarettes and nicotine products to any citizens born after 2010.
The move aims to prevent the next generation of Danes from touching any form of tobacco, Health Minister Magnus Heunicke told a press conference.
"If necessary, we are ready to ban sales to this generation [born in 2010] by gradually raising the purchase age limit," Heunicke said.
Under current rules, Danish citizens under the age of 18 are banned from buying tobacco or smoking electronic cigarettes.
According to a survey commissioned by the Danish Cancer Association, 64% of respondents are in favour of the plan to ban the sale of cigarettes to those born after 2010.
In December, New Zealand announced that it would gradually ban the sale of tobacco from 2027 by raising the age at which it can be purchased.
In Denmark, the Social Democrat government also intends to tackle alcohol consumption among young people. »