Tobacco bill proposes outlawing cigarettes, with only doctors allowed to prescribe them to addicts unable to kick the habit.

This article titled “What a drag … Iceland considers prescription-only cigarettes” was written by Helen Pidd, for The Guardian on Monday 4th July 2011 11.35 UTC

Iceland is considering banning the sale of cigarettes and making them a prescription-only product.

The parliament in Reykjavik is to debate a proposal that would outlaw the sale of cigarettes in normal shops. Only pharmacies would be allowed to dispense them – initially to those aged 20 and up, and eventually only to those with a valid medical certificate.

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