New Zealand announced on Thursday plans to prohibit today’s children from legally purchasing cigarettes in their lifetime. Deutsche Welle reports that currently, New Zealand outlaws tobacco sales to people under the age of 18. But starting in 2027, the age-based ban would increase annually to keep a generation away from smoking. The country will also move to restrict where tobacco is sold and only allow the sales of products with low nicotine levels. “We want to make sure people never start smoking […] as they age, they and future generations will never be able to legally purchase tobacco because, the truth is, there is no safe age to start smoking,” said associate health minister, Ayesha Verrall.