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Rishi Sunak’s ban on kids smoking cleared its first Commons hurdle final night time regardless of a swathe of Tory MPs objecting to it.

MPs voted 383 to 67, majority 316, to present the Tobacco and Vapes Bill a second studying.

The laws, seen by the Prime Minister as a key a part of his long-term legacy, would make it unlawful to promote tobacco merchandise to anybody born after January 1 2009.

It doesn’t criminalise present people who smoke however goals to create a “smoke-free” era.

Conservative MPs got a free vote on the Bill which means those that opposed the Government’s place won’t face punishment.

The division checklist confirmed 57 Tory MPs voted in opposition to, whereas 178 voted to help it.

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Among these voting in opposition to had been Business and Trade Secretary Kemi Badenoch, former dwelling secretary Suella Braverman and ex-PM Liz Truss.

Commons Leader Penny Mordaunt was amongst 106 Tory MPs listed as having “no vote recorded”.

Not all these listed on this approach could have abstained, as some could have acquired permission to overlook the vote.

However it has been reported that Ms Mordaunt was wavering in her help for the Bill.

In the Commons, Ms Truss claimed the ban is the results of a “technocratic establishment” aiming to “limit people’s freedom”, and described the Bill as a “virtue-signalling piece of legislation”.

In a warning to Tory colleagues, Ms Truss stated she was “disappointed” {that a} Conservative Government was bringing ahead a smoking ban.

She claimed there have been sufficient “finger-wagging, nannying control freaks” on the opposition benches keen to help the proposals, urging Conservatives to “stand by our principles and our ideals”.

Health Secretary Victoria Atkins stated she understood colleagues’ issues about freedom of alternative, and conceded Conservatives had been “not in the habit of banning things”, however warned the Commons there was “no liberty in addiction”.

She added: “Nicotine robs people of their freedom to choose. The vast majority of smokers start when they are young, and three-quarters say that if they could turn back the clock they would not have started.”