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BMA supports banning cigarette sales to those born after 2000

The British Medical Association (BMA) has voted to support a ban on cigarette sales to people born after the year 2000.

Delegates at the BMA's Annual Representative Meeting passed the motion of a "forever" ban following a spirited debate on the issue.

The leading doctors' union voted on the motion at its Annual Representative Meeting. Credit: Chris Ison/PA Wire

Dr Tim Crocker-Buque, who proposed the ban, told ITV News he was "very encouraged to have the support of the UK's medical profession" on this issue.

"[We have] lots of work to do now to develop and implement the policy," he added.