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Publications and Debates

Date Type Title
20th May 2024 Amendment Paper Notices of Amendments as at 20 May 2024
17th May 2024 Amendment Paper Notices of Amendments as at 17 May 2024
16th May 2024 Bill Bill 220 2023-24 - large print (as amended in Public Bill Committee)
16th May 2024 Bill Bill 220 2023-24 - XML version (as amended in Public Bill Committee)
16th May 2024 Bill Bill 220 2023-24 (as amended in Public Bill Committee)
15th May 2024 Amendment Paper Notices of Amendments as at 15 May 2024
14th May 2024 Committee stage: 7th sitting
14th May 2024 Committee stage: 8th sitting
14th May 2024 Written evidence Written evidence submitted by The Children's Commissioner (TVB48)
14th May 2024 Written evidence Written evidence submitted by the National Fire Chiefs Council (TVB46)
14th May 2024 Written evidence Written evidence submitted by Philip Morris Limited (TVB45)
14th May 2024 Written evidence Written evidence submitted by the British Heart Foundation (TVB44)
14th May 2024 Written evidence Written evidence submitted by HM Revenue & Customs (TVB42)
14th May 2024 Written evidence Written evidence submitted by Cancer Research UK (TVB41)
14th May 2024 Written evidence Correspondence submitted by Rupert Lewis, Director, Tobacco Manufacturers' Association (TMA) (on the composition of the membership and selection of witnesses) (TVB52)
14th May 2024 Written evidence Correspondence submitted by the Association of Independent Tobacco Specialists (on the composition of the membership and selection of witnesses) (TVB53)
14th May 2024 Written evidence Written evidence submitted by Imperial Brands (TVB55)
14th May 2024 Bill proceedings: Commons All proceedings up to 14 May 2024 at Public Bill Committee Stage
14th May 2024 Selection of amendments: Commons Chairs’ provisional selection and grouping of amendments in Committee-14 May 2024
14th May 2024 Amendment Paper Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 14 May 2024
14th May 2024 Written evidence Written evidence submitted by Arcus Compliance Ltd (TVB40)
14th May 2024 Written evidence Written evidence submitted by Asthma + Lung UK (TVB43)
14th May 2024 Written evidence Written evidence submitted by the Institute for Social Marketing and Health, University of Stirling (TVB47)
14th May 2024 Written evidence Correspondence submitted by C.Gars Ltd (on the composition of the membership and selection of witnesses) (TVB49)
14th May 2024 Written evidence Correspondence submitted by Daniel Freeman - Director - James J Fox (on the composition of the membership and selection of witnesses (TVB50)
14th May 2024 Written evidence Correspondence submitted by the Imported Tobacco Products Advisory Council (on the composition of the membership and selection of witnesses) (TVB51)
14th May 2024 Written evidence Correspondence submitted by John Dunne, Director General of the UK Vaping Industry Association, to George Howarth MP, (on incorrect information presented to the Tobacco and Vapes Bill Committee) (TVB54)
14th May 2024 Written evidence Written evidence submitted by the Mental Health and Smoking Partnership (MHSP) (TVB56)
13th May 2024 Amendment Paper Notices of Amendments as at 13 May 2024
10th May 2024 Amendment Paper Notices of Amendments as at 10 May 2024
9th May 2024 Committee stage: 5th sitting
9th May 2024 Committee stage: 6th sitting
9th May 2024 Bill proceedings: Commons All proceedings up to 9 May 2024 at Public Bill Committee Stage
9th May 2024 Amendment Paper Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 9 May 2024
9th May 2024 Written evidence Written evidence submitted by Dr Matthew Rimmer, Professor of Intellectual Property and Innovation Law, Faculty of Business and Law, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Queensland (TVB39)
9th May 2024 Written evidence Written evidence submitted by ASH Scotland (supplementary) (TVB38)
9th May 2024 Written evidence Written evidence submitted by Ann McNeill, Professor of Tobacco Addiction, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, King's College London (supplementary) (TVB37)
9th May 2024 Written evidence Written evidence submitted by The Incident Response Group, Public Health Wales (TVB36)
9th May 2024 Written evidence Written evidence submitted by UCL Tobacco and Alcohol Research Group (UTARG) (TVB32)
9th May 2024 Written evidence Written evidence submitted by the Nottingham Centre for Public Health and Epidemiology, University of Nottingham (TVB30)
9th May 2024 Written evidence Written evidence submitted by Jordon Anderson (TVB31)
9th May 2024 Written evidence Written evidence submitted by Public Health Scotland (TVB33)
9th May 2024 Written evidence Written evidence submitted by The Campaign for Children's Lung Health (TVB34)
9th May 2024 Written evidence Written evidence submitted by The Grassroots Campaign Against the Tobacco Ban (TVB35)
8th May 2024 Selection of amendments: Commons Chairs’ provisional selection and grouping of amendments in Committee - 9 May 2024
8th May 2024 Amendment Paper Notices of Amendments as at 8 May 2024
7th May 2024 Amendment Paper Notices of Amendments as at 7 May 2024
3rd May 2024 Amendment Paper Notices of Amendments as at 3 May 2024
2nd May 2024 Amendment Paper Notices of Amendments as at 2 May 2024
1st May 2024 Committee stage:s: 3rd sitting
1st May 2024 Committee stage:s: 4th sitting
1st May 2024 Written evidence Written evidence submitted by The Asian Trader, Asian Media Group (TVB26)
1st May 2024 Written evidence Written evidence submitted by the UK Vaping Industry Association (UKVIA) (TVB28)
1st May 2024 Written evidence Written evidence submitted by Hon. Wan Saiful Wan Jan, Member of Parliament for Tasek Gelugor, Malaysia (TVB29)
1st May 2024 Written evidence Written evidence submitted by Carol Fraser, Senior Trading Standards Officer, North Lanarkshire Council (TVB27)
1st May 2024 Written evidence Written evidence submitted by Nishi Patel (TVB20)
1st May 2024 Written evidence Written evidence submitted by David Francis, Senior Enforcement Officer, Aberdeen City Council (TVB23)
1st May 2024 Written evidence Written evidence submitted by the European Smoking Tobacco Association (ESTA) (TVB24)
1st May 2024 Written evidence Written evidence submitted by New Nicotine Alliance (TVB21)
1st May 2024 Written evidence Written evidence submitted by Japan Tobacco International (JTI) (TVB19)
1st May 2024 Bill proceedings: Commons All proceedings up to 1 May 2024 at Public Bill Committee Stage
1st May 2024 Written evidence Written evidence submitted by Andrej Kuttruf, CEO, Evapo (TVB25)
1st May 2024 Written evidence Written evidence submitted by Hunters & Frankau Ltd (TVB22)
1st May 2024 Amendment Paper Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 1 May 2024
30th April 2024 Committee stage: 1st sitting
30th April 2024 Committee stage: 2nd sitting
30th April 2024 Written evidence Written evidence submitted by the European Cigar Manufacturers Association (ECMA) (TVB12)
30th April 2024 Written evidence Written evidence submitted by Sautter Cigars (TVB16)
30th April 2024 Written evidence Written evidence submitted by Paul Cheema (TVB15)
30th April 2024 Written evidence Written evidence submitted by Gawith Hoggarth & Co. Ltd (TVB14)
30th April 2024 Written evidence Written evidence submitted by J.J. Fox (St James's) Limited (TVB01)
30th April 2024 Written evidence Written evidence submitted by Dr Jasmine Khouja, Senior Research Associate in Smoking Studies, University of Bristol (TVB18)
30th April 2024 Written evidence Written evidence submitted by British American Tobacco UK Limited (BAT UK) (TVB17)
30th April 2024 Written evidence Written evidence submitted by Cigars Unlimited (TVB13)
30th April 2024 Written evidence Written evidence submitted by the Tobacco Manufacturers' Association (TMA) (TVB09)
30th April 2024 Written evidence Written evidence submitted by the Imported Tobacco Products Advisory Council (ITPAC) (TVB08)
30th April 2024 Written evidence Written evidence submitted by Tor Imports Ltd (TVB07)
30th April 2024 Written evidence Written evidence submitted by the Association of Convenience Stores (ACS) (TVB06)
30th April 2024 Written evidence Written evidence submitted by Davidoff of London (TVB05)
30th April 2024 Written evidence Written evidence submitted by the Scandinavian Tobacco Group A/S (TVB10)
30th April 2024 Written evidence Written evidence submitted by Barkers of Harrogate (TVB02)
30th April 2024 Amendment Paper Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 30 April 2024
30th April 2024 Bill proceedings: Commons All proceedings up until 30 April 2024 at Public Bill Committee Stage
30th April 2024 Written evidence Written evidence submitted by C.Gars Ltd & Turmeaus Tobacconist (TVB03)
30th April 2024 Written evidence Written evidence submitted by Havana House (TVB04)
30th April 2024 Written evidence Written evidence submitted by the Local Government Association (LGA) (TVB11)
29th April 2024 Amendment Paper Notices of Amendments as at 29 April 2024
24th April 2024 Amendment Paper Notices of Amendments as at 24 April 2024
22nd April 2024 Amendment Paper Notices of Amendments as at 22 April 2024
17th April 2024 Press notices Tobacco and Vapes Bill: call for evidence
17th April 2024 Press notices Tobacco and Vapes Bill: call for evidence
16th April 2024 2nd reading
16th April 2024 Programme motion
16th April 2024 Money resolution
16th April 2024 Ways and Means resolution
10th April 2024 Briefing papers Research Briefing on the Bill
20th March 2024 1st reading
20th March 2024 Impact Assessments Impact Assessment from the Department of Health & Social Care
20th March 2024 Explanatory Notes Bill 189 EN 2023-24 - large print
20th March 2024 Explanatory Notes Bill 189 EN 2023-24
20th March 2024 Delegated Powers Memorandum Delegated Powers Memorandum from the Department of Health and Social Care
20th March 2024 Bill Bill 189 2023-24 (as introduced)
20th March 2024 Bill Bill 189 2023-24 (as introduced) - xml download
20th March 2024 Bill Bill 189 2023-24 (as introduced) - large print

Tobacco and Vapes Bill 2023-24 mentioned

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Thursday 16th May 2024 2 p.m.
Tobacco and Vapes Bill - Debate
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Thursday 16th May 2024 11:30 a.m.
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Thursday 16th May 2024 2 p.m.
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Thursday 16th May 2024 11:30 a.m.
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Tuesday 14th May 2024 2 p.m.
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Tuesday 14th May 2024 9:25 a.m.
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Tuesday 14th May 2024 2 p.m.
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Tuesday 14th May 2024 9:25 a.m.
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Thursday 9th May 2024 11:30 a.m.
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Thursday 9th May 2024 2 p.m.
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Thursday 9th May 2024 11:30 a.m.
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Thursday 9th May 2024 2 p.m.
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Wednesday 1st May 2024 9:25 a.m.
Tobacco and Vapes Bill - Oral evidence
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Wednesday 1st May 2024 2 p.m.
Tobacco and Vapes Bill - Oral evidence
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Wednesday 1st May 2024 9:25 a.m.
Tobacco and Vapes Bill - Oral evidence
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Wednesday 1st May 2024 2 p.m.
Tobacco and Vapes Bill - Oral evidence
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Wednesday 1st May 2024 9:25 a.m.
Tobacco and Vapes Bill - Oral evidence
Subject: Further to consider the Bill
At 9:25am: Oral evidence
Professor Sir Chris Whitty, Chief Medical Officer for England
Sir Francis Atherton, Chief Medical Officer for Wales
Professor Sir Michael McBride, Chief Medical Officer for Northern Ireland
Professor Sir Gregor Ian Smith, Chief Medical Officer for Scotland
At 10:25am: Oral evidence
Professor Sir Steven Powis - National Medical Director at NHS England
Kate Brintworth - Chief Midwifery Officer at NHS England
At 10:55am: Oral evidence
Professor Kamilla Hawthorne MBE - Chair of the Council at Royal College of General Practitioners
Professor Steve Turner - President at Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH)
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Wednesday 1st May 2024 2 p.m.
Tobacco and Vapes Bill - Oral evidence
Subject: Further to consider the Bill
At 2:00pm: Oral evidence
Professor Sanjay Agrawal - RCP’s special adviser on tobacco at Royal College of Physicians
Dr Tim Mitchell - President at Royal College of Surgeons
At 2:40pm: Oral evidence
Mark Rowland - Chief Executive at Mental Health Foundation
At 3:00pm: Oral evidence
Dr Laura Squire OBE - Chief Healthcare Quality and Access Officer at Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA)
At 3:25pm: Oral evidence
Mr David Lawson - Director at Inter Scientific Ltd.
At 3:45pm: Oral evidence
Dr Rob Branston - Senior Lecturer at University of Bath
Professor Anna Gilmore - Professor of Public Health at University of Bath
Dr Allison Ford - Associate Professor at University of Stirling
At 4:25pm: Oral evidence
Professor Robert West - Professor Emeritus of Health Psychology at University College London
Professor Ann McNeill - Professor of Tobacco Addiction at Kings College London
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Wednesday 1st May 2024 2 p.m.
Tobacco and Vapes Bill - Oral evidence
Subject: Further to consider the Bill
At 2:00pm: Oral evidence
Professor Sanjay Agrawal - RCP’s special adviser on tobacco at Royal College of Physicians
Dr Tim Mitchell - President at Royal College of Surgeons
At 2:40pm: Oral evidence
Mark Rowland - Chief Executive at Mental Health Foundation
At 3:00pm: Oral evidence
Dr Laura Squire OBE - Chief Healthcare Quality and Access Officer at Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA)
At 3:25pm: Oral evidence
Mr David Lawson - Director at Inter Scientific Ltd.
At 3:45pm: Oral evidence
Dr Rob Branston - Senior Lecturer at University of Bath
Professor Anna Gilmore - Professor of Public Health at University of Bath
Dr Allison Ford - Associate Professor at University of Stirling
At 4:25pm: Oral evidence
Professor Robert West - Professor Emeritus of Health Psychology at University College London
Professor Ann McNeill - Professor of Tobacco Addiction at Kings College London
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Wednesday 1st May 2024 9:25 a.m.
Tobacco and Vapes Bill - Oral evidence
Subject: Further to consider the Bill
At 9:25am: Oral evidence
Professor Sir Chris Whitty, Chief Medical Officer for England
Sir Francis Atherton, Chief Medical Officer for Wales
Professor Sir Michael McBride, Chief Medical Officer for Northern Ireland
Professor Sir Gregor Ian Smith, Chief Medical Officer for Scotland
At 10:25am: Oral evidence
Professor Sir Steven Powis - National Medical Director at NHS England
Kate Brintworth - Chief Midwifery Officer at NHS England
At 10:55am: Oral evidence
Professor Kamilla Hawthorne MBE - Chair of the Council at Royal College of General Practitioners
Professor Steve Turner - President at Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH)
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Wednesday 1st May 2024 2 p.m.
Tobacco and Vapes Bill - Oral evidence
Subject: Further to consider the Bill
At 2:00pm: Oral evidence
Professor Sanjay Agrawal - RCP’s special adviser on tobacco at Royal College of Physicians
Dr Tim Mitchell - President at Royal College of Surgeons
At 2:40pm: Oral evidence
Mark Rowland - Chief Executive at Mental Health Foundation
At 3:00pm: Oral evidence
Dr Laura Squire OBE - Chief Healthcare Quality and Access Officer at Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA)
At 3:25pm: Oral evidence
Mr David Lawson - Director at Inter Scientific Ltd.
At 3:45pm: Oral evidence
Professor Allison Ford - Associate Professor at the Institute for Social Marketing and Health at University of Stirling
Dr Rob Branston - Senior Lecturer at University of Bath
Professor Anna Gilmore - Professor of Public Health at University of Bath
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Wednesday 1st May 2024 2 p.m.
Tobacco and Vapes Bill - Oral evidence
Subject: Further to consider the Bill
At 2:00pm: Oral evidence
Professor Sanjay Agrawal - RCP’s special adviser on tobacco at Royal College of Physicians
Dr Tim Mitchell - President at Royal College of Surgeons
At 2:40pm: Oral evidence
Mark Rowland - Chief Executive at Mental Health Foundation
At 3:00pm: Oral evidence
Dr Laura Squire OBE - Chief Healthcare Quality and Access Officer at Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA)
At 3:25pm: Oral evidence
Mr David Lawson - Director at Inter Scientific Ltd.
At 3:45pm: Oral evidence
Professor Allison Ford - Associate Professor at the Institute for Social Marketing and Health at University of Stirling
Dr Rob Branston - Senior Lecturer at University of Bath
Professor Anna Gilmore - Professor of Public Health at University of Bath
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Wednesday 1st May 2024 2 p.m.
Tobacco and Vapes Bill - Oral evidence
Subject: Further to consider the Bill
At 2:00pm: Oral evidence
Professor Sanjay Agrawal - RCP’s special adviser on tobacco at Royal College of Physicians
Dr Tim Mitchell - President at Royal College of Surgeons
At 2:40pm: Oral evidence
Mark Rowland - Chief Executive at Mental Health Foundation
At 3:00pm: Oral evidence
Dr Laura Squire OBE - Chief Healthcare Quality and Access Officer at Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA)
At 3:25pm: Oral evidence
Mr David Lawson - Director at Inter Scientific Ltd.
At 3:45pm: Oral evidence
Professor Allison Ford - Associate Professor at the Institute for Social Marketing and Health at University of Stirling
Dr Rob Branston - Senior Lecturer at University of Bath
Professor Anna Gilmore - Professor of Public Health at University of Bath
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Wednesday 1st May 2024 2 p.m.
Tobacco and Vapes Bill - Oral evidence
Subject: Further to consider the Bill
At 2:00pm: Oral evidence
Professor Sanjay Agrawal - RCP’s special adviser on tobacco at Royal College of Physicians
Dr Tim Mitchell - President at Royal College of Surgeons
At 2:40pm: Oral evidence
Mark Rowland - Chief Executive at Mental Health Foundation
At 3:00pm: Oral evidence
Dr Laura Squire OBE - Chief Healthcare Quality and Access Officer at Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA)
At 3:25pm: Oral evidence
Mr David Lawson - Director at Inter Scientific Ltd.
At 3:45pm: Oral evidence
Professor Allison Ford - Associate Professor at the Institute for Social Marketing and Health at University of Stirling
Dr Rob Branston - Senior Lecturer at University of Bath
Professor Anna Gilmore - Professor of Public Health at University of Bath
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Wednesday 1st May 2024 2 p.m.
Tobacco and Vapes Bill - Oral evidence
Subject: Further to consider the Bill
At 2:00pm: Oral evidence
Professor Sanjay Agrawal - RCP’s special adviser on tobacco at Royal College of Physicians
Dr Tim Mitchell - President at Royal College of Surgeons
At 2:40pm: Oral evidence
Mark Rowland - Chief Executive at Mental Health Foundation
At 3:00pm: Oral evidence
Dr Laura Squire OBE - Chief Healthcare Quality and Access Officer at Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA)
At 3:25pm: Oral evidence
Mr David Lawson - Director at Inter Scientific Ltd.
At 3:45pm: Oral evidence
Dr Rob Branston - Senior Lecturer at University of Bath
Professor Anna Gilmore - Professor of Public Health at University of Bath
Dr Allison Ford - Associate Professor at University of Stirling
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Wednesday 1st May 2024 2 p.m.
Tobacco and Vapes Bill - Oral evidence
Subject: Further to consider the Bill
At 2:00pm: Oral evidence
Professor Sanjay Agrawal - RCP’s special adviser on tobacco at Royal College of Physicians
Dr Tim Mitchell - President at Royal College of Surgeons
At 2:40pm: Oral evidence
Mark Rowland - Chief Executive at Mental Health Foundation
At 3:00pm: Oral evidence
Dr Laura Squire OBE - Chief Healthcare Quality and Access Officer at Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA)
At 3:25pm: Oral evidence
Mr David Lawson - Director at Inter Scientific Ltd.
At 3:45pm: Oral evidence
Dr Rob Branston - Senior Lecturer at University of Bath
Professor Anna Gilmore - Professor of Public Health at University of Bath
Dr Allison Ford - Associate Professor at University of Stirling
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Tuesday 30th April 2024 9:25 a.m.
Tobacco and Vapes Bill - Oral evidence
Subject: To consider the Bill
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Tuesday 30th April 2024 9:25 a.m.
Tobacco and Vapes Bill - Oral evidence
Subject: To consider the Bill
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Tuesday 30th April 2024 2 p.m.
Tobacco and Vapes Bill - Oral evidence
Subject: Further to consider the Bill
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Tuesday 30th April 2024 2 p.m.
Tobacco and Vapes Bill - Oral evidence
Subject: Further to consider the Bill
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Tuesday 30th April 2024 2 p.m.
Tobacco and Vapes Bill - Oral evidence
Subject: Further to consider the Bill
At 2:00pm: Oral evidence
Cllr David Fothergill - Deputy Chair of the LGA, Chairman of the LGA Community Wellbeing Board at Local Government Association (LGA)
Greg Fell - President at Association of Directors of Public Health
At 2:30pm: Oral evidence
Ailsa Rutter OBE - Director at Fresh and Balance North East
At 2:50pm: Oral evidence
Adrian Simpson - Policy Adviser – Retail Products at British Retail Consortium
At 3:10pm: Oral evidence
John Herriman - CEO at Chartered Trading Standards Institute (CTSI)
Kate Pike - CTSI Lead Officer for Vaping at Chartered Trading Standards Institute (CTSI)
At 3:40pm: Oral evidence
Laura Young - PhD Student at Centre for Water Law, Policy and Science, University of Dundee
At 4:00pm: Oral evidence
Professor Linda Bauld OBE - Bruce and John Usher Chair in Public Health at University of Edinburgh
At 4:20pm: Oral evidence
Professor Robert West - Professor Emeritus of Health Psychology at University College London (UCL)
Professor Ann McNeill - Professor of Tobacco Addiction at King’s College London
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Tuesday 30th April 2024 2 p.m.
Tobacco and Vapes Bill - Oral evidence
Subject: Further to consider the Bill
At 2:00pm: Oral evidence
Cllr David Fothergill - Deputy Chair of the LGA, Chairman of the LGA Community Wellbeing Board at Local Government Association (LGA)
Greg Fell - President at Association of Directors of Public Health
At 2:30pm: Oral evidence
Ailsa Rutter OBE - Director at Fresh and Balance North East
At 2:50pm: Oral evidence
Adrian Simpson - Policy Adviser – Retail Products at British Retail Consortium
At 3:10pm: Oral evidence
John Herriman - CEO at Chartered Trading Standards Institute (CTSI)
Kate Pike - CTSI Lead Officer for Vaping at Chartered Trading Standards Institute (CTSI)
At 3:40pm: Oral evidence
Laura Young - PhD Student at Centre for Water Law, Policy and Science, University of Dundee
At 4:00pm: Oral evidence
Professor Linda Bauld OBE - Bruce and John Usher Chair in Public Health at University of Edinburgh
At 4:20pm: Oral evidence
Professor Robert West - Professor Emeritus of Health Psychology at University College London (UCL)
Professor Ann McNeill - Professor of Tobacco Addiction at King’s College London
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Tuesday 30th April 2024 2 p.m.
Tobacco and Vapes Bill - Oral evidence
Subject: Further to consider the Bill
At 2:00pm: Oral evidence
Cllr David Fothergill - Deputy Chair of the LGA, Chairman of the LGA Community Wellbeing Board at Local Government Association (LGA)
Greg Fell - President at Association of Directors of Public Health
At 2:30pm: Oral evidence
Ailsa Rutter OBE - Director at Fresh and Balance North East
At 2:50pm: Oral evidence
Adrian Simpson - Policy Adviser – Retail Products at British Retail Consortium
At 3:10pm: Oral evidence
John Herriman - CEO at Chartered Trading Standards Institute (CTSI)
Kate Pike - CTSI Lead Officer for Vaping at Chartered Trading Standards Institute (CTSI)
At 3:40pm: Oral evidence
Laura Young - PhD Student at Centre for Water Law, Policy and Science, University of Dundee
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Tuesday 30th April 2024 9:25 a.m.
Tobacco and Vapes Bill - Oral evidence
Subject: To consider the Bill
At 9:25am: Oral evidence
Michelle Mitchell OBE - Chief Executive at Cancer Research UK
Deborah Arnott - Chief Executive at Action on Smoking and Health (ASH)
Sheila Duffy - Chief Executive at Action on Smoking and Health Scotland
At 10:05am: Oral evidence
Dr Charmaine Griffiths - Chief Executive at British Heart Foundation
Sarah Sleet - Chief Executive Officer at Asthma and Lung UK
At 10:40am: Oral evidence
Dr Patrick Roach - General Secretary at NASUWT - The Teachers' Union
Matthew Shanks - Chair at Secondary Teacher Reference Group
At 11:10am: Oral evidence
Paul Farmer - Chief Executive at Age UK
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Tuesday 30th April 2024 2 p.m.
Tobacco and Vapes Bill - Oral evidence
Subject: Further to consider the Bill
At 2:00pm: Oral evidence
Cllr David Fothergill - Deputy Chair of the LGA, Chairman of the LGA Community Wellbeing Board at Local Government Association (LGA)
Greg Fell - President at Association of Directors of Public Health
At 2:30pm: Oral evidence
Ailsa Rutter OBE - Director at Fresh and Balance North East
At 2:50pm: Oral evidence
Adrian Simpson - Policy Adviser – Retail Products at British Retail Consortium
At 3:10pm: Oral evidence
John Herriman - CEO at Chartered Trading Standards Institute (CTSI)
Kate Pike - CTSI Lead Officer for Vaping at Chartered Trading Standards Institute (CTSI)
At 3:40pm: Oral evidence
Laura Young - PhD Student at Centre for Water Law, Policy and Science, University of Dundee
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Tuesday 30th April 2024 9:25 a.m.
Tobacco and Vapes Bill - Oral evidence
Subject: To consider the Bill
At 9:25am: Oral evidence
Michelle Mitchell OBE - Chief Executive at Cancer Research UK
Deborah Arnott - Chief Executive at Action on Smoking and Health (ASH)
Sheila Duffy - Chief Executive at Action on Smoking and Health Scotland
At 10:05am: Oral evidence
Dr Charmaine Griffiths - Chief Executive at British Heart Foundation
Sarah Sleet - Chief Executive Officer at Asthma and Lung UK
At 10:40am: Oral evidence
Dr Patrick Roach - General Secretary at NASUWT - The Teachers' Union
Matthew Shanks - Chair at Secondary Teacher Reference Group
At 11:10am: Oral evidence
Paul Farmer - Chief Executive at Age UK
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Monday 29th April 2024 6 p.m.
Tobacco and Vapes Bill: Programming sub-committee - Private Meeting
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Monday 29th April 2024 6 p.m.
Tobacco and Vapes Bill: Programming sub-committee - Private Meeting
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Parliamentary Debates
Tobacco and Vapes Bill (Eighth sitting)
76 speeches (14,984 words)
Committee stage: 8th sitting
Tuesday 14th May 2024 - Public Bill Committees
Department of Health and Social Care
Mentions:
1: Bob Blackman (Con - Harrow East) a good defence for them when they are challenged by their customers.As the explanatory notes to the Tobacco - Link to Speech

Tobacco and Vapes Bill (Seventh sitting)
94 speeches (18,107 words)
Committee stage: 7th sitting
Tuesday 14th May 2024 - Public Bill Committees
Department of Health and Social Care
Tobacco and Vapes Bill (Sixth sitting)
97 speeches (13,544 words)
Committee stage: 6th sitting
Thursday 9th May 2024 - Public Bill Committees
Department of Health and Social Care
Tobacco and Vapes Bill (Fifth sitting)
66 speeches (13,388 words)
Committee stage: 5th sitting
Thursday 9th May 2024 - Public Bill Committees
Department of Health and Social Care
Mentions:
1: Kirsten Oswald (SNP - East Renfrewshire) This is the Tobacco and Vapes Bill, and it is reasonable that people look for measures relating to both - Link to Speech

Oral Answers to Questions
123 speeches (9,941 words)
Wednesday 8th May 2024 - Commons Chamber
Wales Office
Mentions:
1: Kirsten Oswald (SNP - East Renfrewshire) exchange with the Scottish chief medical officer, Professor Sir Gregor Smith, during a sitting of the Tobacco - Link to Speech

Oral Answers to Questions
129 speeches (9,907 words)
Wednesday 1st May 2024 - Commons Chamber
Scotland Office
Mentions:
1: Kirsten Oswald (SNP - East Renfrewshire) agree with the Prime Minister in his wish to reduce the harms caused by smoking and vaping through the Tobacco - Link to Speech

Tobacco and Vapes Bill (Third sitting)
69 speeches (16,751 words)
Committee stage:s: 3rd sitting
Wednesday 1st May 2024 - Public Bill Committees
Department of Health and Social Care
Health and Social Care
2 speeches (181 words)
Tuesday 30th April 2024 - Written Corrections
Department of Health and Social Care
Tobacco and Vapes Bill (First sitting)
101 speeches (15,656 words)
Committee stage: 1st sitting
Tuesday 30th April 2024 - Public Bill Committees
Department of Health and Social Care
Glaucoma and Community Optometry
20 speeches (7,256 words)
Tuesday 30th April 2024 - Westminster Hall
Department of Health and Social Care
Mentions:
1: Andrew Stephenson (Con - Pendle) She is otherwise engaged, as she is a member of the Tobacco and Vapes Bill Committee. - Link to Speech

Preventable Sight Loss
23 speeches (7,997 words)
Tuesday 30th April 2024 - Westminster Hall
Department of Health and Social Care
Mentions:
1: Andrew Stephenson (Con - Pendle) Friend the Member for South Northamptonshire (Dame Andrea Leadsom), who has been busy in the Tobacco - Link to Speech

Tobacco and Vapes Bill (Second sitting)
101 speeches (18,612 words)
Committee stage: 2nd sitting
Tuesday 30th April 2024 - Public Bill Committees
Department of Health and Social Care
Mentions:
1: Andrea Leadsom (Con - South Northamptonshire) In the Tobacco and Vapes Bill, yes, we do. “Are there criminal penalties in there?” Yes, there are. - Link to Speech

Liver Disease and Liver Cancer
21 speeches (8,834 words)
Thursday 25th April 2024 - Westminster Hall
Department of Health and Social Care
Mentions:
1: Andrea Leadsom (Con - South Northamptonshire) During last week’s debate on the Tobacco and Vapes Bill, we came under fire from hon. - Link to Speech

Oral Answers to Questions
147 speeches (10,521 words)
Tuesday 23rd April 2024 - Commons Chamber
Department of Health and Social Care
Mentions:
1: Steve Brine (Con - Winchester) reassure the House and parents that they are alive to that and will pivot as necessary now that the Tobacco - Link to Speech

Tobacco and Vapes Bill
213 speeches (48,358 words)
2nd reading
Tuesday 16th April 2024 - Commons Chamber
Department of Health and Social Care
Mentions:
1: Liz Twist (Lab - Blaydon) As such, I welcome the measures in the Tobacco and Vapes Bill, which will take us one step closer to - Link to Speech
2: Maggie Throup (Con - Erewash) The Tobacco and Vapes Bill is the single biggest public health intervention in a generation, and 66% - Link to Speech

Business of the House
94 speeches (11,124 words)
Thursday 21st March 2024 - Commons Chamber
Leader of the House
Mentions:
1: Lucy Powell (LAB - Manchester Central) House can be proud of—we certainly are.Following my question last week, it is good to see that the Tobacco - Link to Speech
2: Penny Mordaunt (Con - Portsmouth North) I wish him well in his new post.I am glad that the Opposition welcome the Tobacco and Vapes Bill and - Link to Speech

Oral Answers to Questions
164 speeches (11,329 words)
Tuesday 5th March 2024 - Commons Chamber
Department of Health and Social Care
Mentions:
1: Andrea Leadsom (Con - South Northamptonshire) The Government will introduce the tobacco and vapes Bill shortly. - Link to Speech

Heart and Circulatory Diseases: Premature Deaths
35 speeches (10,378 words)
Thursday 22nd February 2024 - Commons Chamber
Department of Health and Social Care
Mentions:
1: Dean Russell (Con - Watford) Government’s desire for a smoke-free generation by 2030, and I am glad they are pressing on with a tobacco - Link to Speech

Health and Social Care
2 speeches (159 words)
Thursday 25th January 2024 - Ministerial Corrections
Department of Health and Social Care
Mentions:
1: Andrea Leadsom (Con - South Northamptonshire) First, let us be crystal clear: the tobacco and vapes Bill will save many lives. - Link to Speech
2: Andrea Leadsom (Con - South Northamptonshire) First, let us be crystal clear: the tobacco and vapes Bill will save many lives. - Link to Speech

Smoking
28 speeches (1,645 words)
Thursday 25th January 2024 - Lords Chamber
Department of Health and Social Care
Mentions:
1: Lord Markham (Con - Life peer) That is why we will shortly introduce the tobacco and vapes Bill to Parliament in the coming weeks, to - Link to Speech

COP10: WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control
28 speeches (11,630 words)
Thursday 18th January 2024 - Westminster Hall
Department of Health and Social Care
Mentions:
1: Karin Smyth (Lab - Bristol South) quality and safety and, crucially, that protects young people.Will the Minister use the forthcoming tobacco - Link to Speech
2: Andrea Leadsom (Con - South Northamptonshire) Our new tobacco and vapes Bill will save lives. - Link to Speech

Illegal Vapes
38 speeches (9,142 words)
Tuesday 16th January 2024 - Westminster Hall
Department of Health and Social Care
Mentions:
1: Sally-Ann Hart (Con - Hastings and Rye) is considering its recommendations.I am glad that the Government have set out plans to introduce a tobacco - Link to Speech

Smokefree Future
25 speeches (12,908 words)
Thursday 11th January 2024 - Westminster Hall
Department of Health and Social Care
Mentions:
1: Andrea Leadsom (Con - South Northamptonshire) and vapes Bill and other things. - Link to Speech



Select Committee Documents
Wednesday 15th May 2024
Oral Evidence - House of Commons, House of Commons, and Northern Ireland Office

The Governance of the Union: Consultation, Co-operation and Legislative Consent - Constitution Committee

Found: three LCM memorandums being considered by the Assembly in relation to the Pet Abduction Bill, the Tobacco

Monday 13th May 2024
Written Evidence - Northern Ireland Assembly
GOU0009 - The Governance of the Union: Consultation, Co-operation and Legislative Consent

The Governance of the Union: Consultation, Co-operation and Legislative Consent - Constitution Committee

Found: Such considerations should be more evident on the face of a Bill, for example, the Tobacco and Vapes

Friday 3rd May 2024
Written Evidence - Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities
GOU0006 - The Governance of the Union: Consultation, Co-operation and Legislative Consent

The Governance of the Union: Consultation, Co-operation and Legislative Consent - Constitution Committee

Found: For example, the Tobacco and Vapes Bill was introduced in March 2024 and legislates UK-wide.

Tuesday 30th April 2024
Correspondence - Correspondence from the Committee to The Rt Hon Victoria Atkins MP Secretary of State for Health and Social Care regarding the Tobacco and Vapes Bill

Human Rights (Joint Committee)

Found: Committee to The Rt Hon Victoria Atkins MP Secretary of State for Health and Social Care regarding the Tobacco

Tuesday 16th April 2024
Oral Evidence - 2024-04-16 10:00:00+01:00

NHS leadership, performance and patient safety - Health and Social Care Committee

Found: Downstairs on the main channel at half-past 1 there will be the Tobacco and Vapes Bill, where people

Monday 25th March 2024
Oral Evidence - 2024-03-25 16:30:00+00:00

Health and Social Care Committee

Found: We need to finish, but I know you will want to discuss this, Secretary of State: the Tobacco and



Written Answers
Tobacco and Vapes Bill
Asked by: Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth (Conservative - Life peer)
Monday 20th May 2024

Question to the Department of Health and Social Care:

To ask His Majesty's Government what data they collected on other countries that have restricted smoking when drafting the Tobacco and Vapes Bill.

Answered by Lord Markham - Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Health and Social Care)

Smoking is responsible for approximately 80,000 deaths a year in the United Kingdom and causes around one in four UK cancer deaths. It also costs society £21.8 billion a year and puts a huge burden on the National Health Service. The latest estimates from Action on Smoking and Health put the cost of smoking to the NHS and social care at £3 billion a year.

As part of our impact assessment, we reviewed evidence and data from a range of countries. This included modelling from New Zealand, Singapore, and the Solomon Islands on the estimated impact of a smokefree generation policy on smoking prevalence, smoking attributable mortality, and other health impacts. We also considered evidence and data from countries that have already implemented an increase in the age of sale for tobacco to a particular age. For example, we analysed data and evidence from the United States on the impact that raising the age of sale from 18 to 21 years old had on smoking prevalence.

This was in addition to considering evidence and data from the UK on the impact that previous increases in the age of sale for tobacco have had on smoking prevalence. A copy of our Tobacco and Vapes Bill - impact assessment is attached.

Nicotine: Products
Asked by: Rachael Maskell (Labour (Co-op) - York Central)
Monday 20th May 2024

Question to the Department of Health and Social Care:

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if she will take steps to ban the advertising of nicotine products in (a) Formula One and (b) other sports; and if she will make an assessment of the potential impact of nicotine advertising on public health.

Answered by Andrea Leadsom - Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Health and Social Care)

Vaping can play a role in helping adult smokers to quit, but the Government is concerned about the worrying rise in vaping among children, with youth vaping tripling in the last three years and one in five children having now used a vape. This is extremely worrying given the unknown long-term health impacts and the addictive nature of the nicotine contained in vapes.

Collectively, the Tobacco and Related Products Regulations 2016, the Communications Act 2003, the UK Code of Broadcast Advertising, and the Broadcast Code outline restrictions on the marketing and promotion of vapes. This includes a ban on advertising on television, radio, and through information society services, such as internet advertising or commercial email.

It is still concerning, however, that vapes are still being marketed and advertised to children, including in sports settings. As the Government stated during the Commons Committee Stage of the Tobacco and Vapes Bill, we have committed to explore the steps we can take to further restrict vape advertising and sponsorship, and we will revert with further updates on proposals for the Report Stage.

Nicotine: Products
Asked by: Rachael Maskell (Labour (Co-op) - York Central)
Thursday 16th May 2024

Question to the Department of Health and Social Care:

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if she will publish guidance on the safe use of nicotine pouches.

Answered by Andrea Leadsom - Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Health and Social Care)

While there is currently limited research and evidence into the harms and use of nicotine pouches, they are never recommended for children. Nicotine, the active ingredient in pouches, is a highly addictive drug, and we have a duty to protect children and young people from potential harms. Advice on the harms of nicotine can be found on the Talk to Frank website, which is available at the following link:

https://www.talktofrank.com/drug/nicotine

That is why, through the Tobacco and Vapes Bill, we are proposing to introduce age of sale restrictions of 18 years old for nicotine pouches, ban free samples to under 18 year olds, and introduce new packaging, flavours, and point of sale display restrictions.

Whilst the use of nicotine pouches is currently low among adults, it is increasingly popular with younger male audiences. We will continue to monitor the use of these products and update public health guidance and messaging accordingly.

Diabetes: Nicotine
Asked by: Rachael Maskell (Labour (Co-op) - York Central)
Thursday 16th May 2024

Question to the Department of Health and Social Care:

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment she has made of the potential relationship between nicotine and type II diabetes.

Answered by Andrea Leadsom - Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Health and Social Care)

Studies have shown that smokers are 30% to 40% more likely to get type 2 diabetes than people who don’t smoke. Smoking can also make managing the condition more difficult, because high levels of nicotine can lessen the effectiveness of insulin. Such studies have focussed on the impact of nicotine contained within cigarettes, rather than alternative nicotine delivery methods, and the National Health Service recommends that smokers with diabetes should try to quit.

As stated during the Tobacco and Vapes Bill Committee on 14 May 2024, the Department is currently exploring research options to address these evidence gaps in the short, medium, and longer term. I will be setting out further details on this very soon.

Smoking: Trading Standards
Asked by: Baroness Eaton (Conservative - Life peer)
Thursday 16th May 2024

Question to the Department of Health and Social Care:

To ask His Majesty's Government whether additional new burdens funding will be committed to local authorities who will require additional enforcement capacity within trading standards teams to enforce the policies included in the 2023 Department For Health and Social Care policy paper Stopping the Start.

Answered by Lord Markham - Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Health and Social Care)

The Department published the command paper, Stopping the Start, in October 2023, which sets out our plans to create the first Smokefree Generation, to tackle youth vaping, and to strengthen tobacco and vape enforcement. These measures amount to the most significant public health intervention in a generation.

The policies announced in the command paper are being introduced through the Tobacco and Vapes Bill, which is currently undertaking its passage through Parliament. The bill changes the age of sale of tobacco so that those born on or after 1 January 2009 will never be legally sold tobacco. It also prohibits the sale of non-nicotine vapes to under 18-year-olds, and the free distribution of vapes to under 18-year-olds, and introduces fixed penalty notices for breaches of the age of sale legislation.

To help tackle the rise in youth vaping, the bill provides powers to restrict vape flavours, point of sale displays, and packaging, and the Government has also confirmed that under environmental legislation, we will ban the sale and supply of disposable vapes. Any new burdens on local trading standards to enforce these new measures will be assessed ahead of any future regulations.

We are strengthening our enforcement activity through £30 million of new funding per year for enforcement agencies, including for trading standards, to boost the enforcement of underage tobacco and vape sales. In addition, fixed penalty notices introduced in the bill will support trading standards to take quicker action against irresponsible retailers, through using on-the-spot fines rather than going through lengthy magistrate’s court processes. Local authorities will keep the proceeds, to invest back into their enforcement activity.

Smoking: Health Education
Asked by: Preet Kaur Gill (Labour (Co-op) - Birmingham, Edgbaston)
Tuesday 7th May 2024

Question to the Department of Health and Social Care:

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when she plans to publish a response to her Department's consultation on Mandating quit information messages inside tobacco packs, which closed on 10 October 2023.

Answered by Andrea Leadsom - Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Health and Social Care)

Smoking is responsible for approximately 80,000 deaths a year in the United Kingdom, and causes around one in four cancer deaths in the UK. It also costs our country £17 billion a year, and puts a huge burden on the National Health Service. Alongside creating the first smokefree generation in the Tobacco and Vapes Bill, we are also scaling up our efforts to support existing smokers in quitting. We have provided an additional £70 million per year to local authority led stop smoking services, and we are investing in a new incentives programme to support pregnant women to quit. We are also providing £15 million a year to fund anti-smoking campaigns.

The Government ran a consultation on mandating informative messages about quitting smoking inside tobacco packs, which was open from 14 August 2023 to 10 October 2023. This included proposed inserts on a number of themes related to stopping smoking, such as benefits to physical and mental health, financial benefits, and how to access stop-smoking aids. We will aim to publish the response to this consultation in this parliamentary session.

Electronic Cigarettes and Smoking
Asked by: Rachael Maskell (Labour (Co-op) - York Central)
Monday 29th April 2024

Question to the Department of Health and Social Care:

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment she has made of the potential merits of harm reduction approaches for people using tobacco and vaping products to end their dependencies.

Answered by Andrea Leadsom - Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Health and Social Care)

Smoking is responsible for approximately 80,000 deaths a year in the United Kingdom, and causes around one in four cancer deaths in the UK. It also costs our country £17 billion a year, and puts a huge burden on the National Health Service. Smoking is an addiction and there is no liberty in addiction. It causes harm to not only to the smoker but to the whole of society. That is why we have introduced the Tobacco and Vapes Bill, to create the first smokefree generation and enable us to further crack down on youth vaping. In addition, we are investing an additional £70 million per year, over five years, to support local authority commissioned stop smoking services. The Tobacco and Vapes Bill is available at the following link:

https://bills.parliament.uk/bills/3703.

Quitting smoking completely, immediately, and permanently is the best thing a smoker can do for their health, and smokers are three times as likely to succeed with stop smoking services (SSS) when compared to an unsupported quit attempt. The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has published recommendations on supporting people who do not want, or are not ready, to stop smoking in one go, to reduce the harm from smoking. The NICE’s guidance advises that the health benefits from reducing smoking are unclear, but if smokers reduce their smoking now, they are more likely to stop smoking in the future.

Smoking
Asked by: Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi (Labour - Slough)
Thursday 25th April 2024

Question to the Department of Health and Social Care:

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps she is taking with Cabinet colleagues to help ensure that lobbying by the tobacco industry does not undermine future public health policies aimed at reducing smoking rates.

Answered by Andrea Leadsom - Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Health and Social Care)

Smoking is responsible for approximately 80,000 deaths a year in the United Kingdom, and causes around one in four cancer deaths in the UK. It also costs our country £17 billion a year, and puts a huge burden on the National Health Service. Smoking is an addiction, and there is no liberty in addiction. It causes harm to not only the smoker, but to society as a whole. That is why we have introduced the Tobacco and Vapes Bill to create the first smokefree generation, and enable us to further crack down on youth vaping. The Tobacco and Vapes Bill is available at the following link:

https://bills.parliament.uk/bills/3703

The UK is a party to the World Health Organization Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, and under Article 5.3 has an obligation to protect the development of public health policy from the vested interests of the tobacco industry. As a world leader in tobacco control, the Government takes this commitment very seriously. In 2023, the Department published guidance for Government engagement with the tobacco industry, which is available at the following link:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/protocol-for-engagement-with-stakeholders-with-links-to-the-tobacco-industry/guidance-for-government-engagement-with-the-tobacco-industry

The Department regularly publishes correspondence from, or to, those with links to the tobacco industry, and it is available at the following link:

https://khub.net/web/phe-national/public-library/-/document_library/v2WsRK3ZlEig/view/394794557

Electronic Cigarettes
Asked by: Rachael Maskell (Labour (Co-op) - York Central)
Wednesday 24th April 2024

Question to the Department of Health and Social Care:

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if she will make an assessment of the potential merits of banning the use of vapes in (a) public spaces, (b) bars and (c) vehicles with child passengers.

Answered by Andrea Leadsom - Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Health and Social Care)

Vaping can be an effective tool for adult smokers to quit smoking. However, the health advice is clear, if you don’t smoke, don’t vape, and children should never vape. This is why the Tobacco and Vapes Bill will give us powers to crack down on child friendly flavours and packaging, and to change the way vapes are displayed in shops, measures on which we will shortly consult.

Inhaling anything other than fresh air may have long term health effects. Evidence on the harm from exposure to second-hand tobacco smoke is well established and because of its carcinogenic content there is no safe level of exposure. Breathing in other people’s tobacco smoke is known to cause a range of health issues. However, there is currently no evidence to suggest that second-hand vapour causes wider health harms in the way tobacco smoke does. Therefore, the Government has no plans to introduce restrictions on where people can vape.

However, many public venues and spaces have their own policies on vaping. For example, most hospitals and public transport have banned vaping. Employers or operators of indoor spaces would be within their rights to implement policies banning the use of vapes in their premises and many do so.

Electronic Cigarettes: Health Hazards
Asked by: Rachael Maskell (Labour (Co-op) - York Central)
Wednesday 24th April 2024

Question to the Department of Health and Social Care:

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether she has made an assessment of the risk of people moving from non-nicotine to nicotine vapes.

Answered by Andrea Leadsom - Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Health and Social Care)

Our health advice regarding vapes covers both non-nicotine as well as nicotine vapes, that while vaping can play a useful role in helping adult smokers to quit, non-smokers and children should never vape. The long-term health impacts of vaping are unknown, and the nicotine contained within nicotine vapes can be highly addictive.

We recognise the risk of non-nicotine vapes being used as a gateway to nicotine vapes by children. That is why the Tobacco and Vapes Bill includes new regulation making powers that will cover all vapes, nicotine as well as non-nicotine, to reduce their appeal and availability to children and non-smokers.

Electronic Cigarettes
Asked by: Adam Afriyie (Conservative - Windsor)
Thursday 18th April 2024

Question to the Department of Health and Social Care:

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans her Department has to assess the impact of regulation of vape (a) flavours, (b) packaging and product presentation and (c) point of sale displays on (i) quit rates of smokers and (ii) relapse rates of smokers who have switched to vaping.

Answered by Andrea Leadsom - Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Health and Social Care)

The health advice on vaping is clear, if you don’t smoke, don’t vape, and children should never vape. However, youth vaping has tripled in the last three years, and one in five children have now used a vape.

The Tobacco and Vapes Bill will crack down on youth vaping by providing powers to regulate flavours, displays, and packaging for vapes and nicotine pouches. It will ban free vape samples being given to children, and introduce an age of sale for non-nicotine vapes.

In doing this, we must strike the right balance between reducing the appeal of vapes to children while ensuring vapes remain attractive and available to adult smokers as a quit aid. This will be carefully considered in the development of any specific restrictions, and further consultation will take place before introducing any regulations. As stated in Parliament during the second reading of the Tobacco and Vapes Bill, we intend to hold the consultation on the regulations before the end of this Parliament, if practicable. We will also undertake an impact assessment to consider the potential impact of these regulations on smokers as well as other groups.

Electronic Cigarettes
Asked by: Adam Afriyie (Conservative - Windsor)
Thursday 18th April 2024

Question to the Department of Health and Social Care:

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if she will make an assessment of the potential impact of her legislative proposals on vaping on trends in the level of (a) smokers who will quit and (b) ex-smokers who will relapse.

Answered by Andrea Leadsom - Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Health and Social Care)

The health advice on vaping is clear, if you don’t smoke, don’t vape, and children should never vape. However, youth vaping has tripled in the last three years, and one in five children have now used a vape.

The Tobacco and Vapes Bill will crack down on youth vaping by providing powers to regulate flavours, displays, and packaging for vapes and nicotine pouches. It will ban free vape samples being given to children, and introduce an age of sale for non-nicotine vapes.

In doing this, we must strike the right balance between reducing the appeal of vapes to children while ensuring vapes remain attractive and available to adult smokers as a quit aid. This will be carefully considered in the development of any specific restrictions, and further consultation will take place before introducing any regulations. As stated in Parliament during the second reading of the Tobacco and Vapes Bill, we intend to hold the consultation on the regulations before the end of this Parliament, if practicable. We will also undertake an impact assessment to consider the potential impact of these regulations on smokers as well as other groups.

Electronic Cigarettes and Tobacco: Sales
Asked by: Peter Gibson (Conservative - Darlington)
Tuesday 2nd April 2024

Question to the Department of Health and Social Care:

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if a Minister from her Department will visit Darlington to hold discussions with (a) the Police and (b) Trading Standards on the joint steps they are taking to help tackle the sale of illegal vapes and illicit tobacco.

Answered by Andrea Leadsom - Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Health and Social Care)

Ministers in the department are always happy to consider meetings and visits to understand the impact of their policy areas, and we recommend reaching out to Ministers’ offices directly.

A strong approach to enforcement is vital if the smokefree generation policy is to have real impact. My Rt hon. Friend, the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care recently visited a cargo warehouse at Heathrow Airport with Hillingdon Trading Standards to see first-hand the work they are doing to seize illicit vapes at the border, and prevent these products from being sold in the United Kingdom.

Underage and illicit sales of tobacco products, and more recently vaping products, is undermining the work the Government is doing to regulate the industry and protect public health. It also deprives the UK of vital money that could be used to fund essential public services, instead, putting it in the hands of criminals.

This is why alongside the measures in the Tobacco and Vapes Bill, we are supporting enforcement agencies with up to £30 million a year, to scale up their existing activities. This increased investment will help to stamp out criminal activity by boosting enforcement capacity, and help local trading standards tackle underage sales at a local level. Of this funding, over £100 million over five years will support HM Revenue and Custom’s and Border Force’s new illicit tobacco strategy. As is the case with existing age of sale legislation, breaches of the new law will primarily be dealt with by local authority trading standards, rather than by local police forces.

Tobacco and Vapes Bill
Asked by: Christopher Chope (Conservative - Christchurch)
Thursday 28th March 2024

Question to the Department of Health and Social Care:

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if she will publish the Regulatory Policy Committee's original opinion on the Tobacco and Vapes Bill submitted to her Department on 12 February 2024; if she will outline the changes she has made to that Bill since receiving that opinion; and what discussions she has had with the Regulatory Policy Committee on the expected timetable for their submission of the revised opinion.

Answered by Andrea Leadsom - Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Health and Social Care)

Smoking is responsible for approximately 80,000 deaths a year in the United Kingdom, and causes around one in four cancer deaths in the UK. It also costs our country £17 billion a year, and puts a huge burden on the National Health Service. That is why we have introduced the Tobacco and Vapes Bill to create the first smokefree generation, and enable us to further crack down on youth vaping. The Tobacco and Vapes Bill is available at the following link:

https://bills.parliament.uk/bills/3703

On 12 February 2024 the Regulatory Policy Committee (RPC) gave opinion on the Tobacco and Vapes Bill impact assessment and rated it green (fit for purpose). However, on 19 March 2024, ahead of the introduction of the bill, a revised version was sent to the RPC for comment. This included changes to reflect the inclusion of Northern Ireland in the bill, following the formation of a Northern Ireland Executive, and a power in the bill to enable the current notification system for nicotine vapes to also cover non-nicotine vapes and other consumer nicotine products, for instance nicotine pouches. The RPC have publicly stated that they welcome the resubmission of the revised impact assessment, and we expect a revised opinion to be issued shortly. The statement from the RPC is available at the following link:

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/the-tobacco-and-vapes-bill-statement-from-the-rpc

Tobacco and Vapes Bill
Asked by: Christopher Chope (Conservative - Christchurch)
Thursday 28th March 2024

Question to the Department of Health and Social Care:

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps her Department is taking to ensure that the Regulatory Policy Committee's revised opinion on the Tobacco and Vapes Bill is published by 16 April 2024.

Answered by Andrea Leadsom - Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Health and Social Care)

Smoking is responsible for approximately 80,000 deaths a year in the United Kingdom, and causes around one in four cancer deaths in the UK. It also costs our country £17 billion a year, and puts a huge burden on the National Health Service. That is why we have introduced the Tobacco and Vapes Bill to create the first smokefree generation, and enable us to further crack down on youth vaping. The Tobacco and Vapes Bill is available at the following link:

https://bills.parliament.uk/bills/3703

On 12 February 2024 the Regulatory Policy Committee (RPC) gave opinion on the Tobacco and Vapes Bill impact assessment and rated it green (fit for purpose). However, on 19 March 2024, ahead of the introduction of the bill, a revised version was sent to the RPC for comment. This included changes to reflect the inclusion of Northern Ireland in the bill, following the formation of a Northern Ireland Executive, and a power in the bill to enable the current notification system for nicotine vapes to also cover non-nicotine vapes and other consumer nicotine products, for instance nicotine pouches. The RPC have publicly stated that they welcome the resubmission of the revised impact assessment, and we expect a revised opinion to be issued shortly. The statement from the RPC is available at the following link:

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/the-tobacco-and-vapes-bill-statement-from-the-rpc

Smoking
Asked by: Andrew Lewer (Conservative - Northampton South)
Wednesday 27th March 2024

Question to the Department of Health and Social Care:

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions officials in her Department have had with the Office for Health Improvements and Disparities on the findings in it's Vaping in England review, published on 29 September 2022, that non-tobacco flavours may play a positive role in helping people switch from smoking to vaping.

Answered by Andrea Leadsom - Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Health and Social Care)

Due to the nicotine content and the unknown long-term harms, vaping carries risks to health and lifelong addiction for children. Vaping is, therefore, only recommended for adult smokers who wish to quit smoking. Young people and people who have never smoked, should not vape.

Our youth vaping call for evidence, published in 2023, demonstrated that the flavours are one of the main reasons that vapes appeal to children. However, as set out in the 2022 Nicotine vaping in England review, we also recognize that there is some evidence that non-tobacco flavours can play a positive role in smoking cessation. This is why it is critical we strike the balance between restricting flavours in vapes to reduce their appeal to young people, whilst also ensuring that vapes remain available for adult smokers as a viable smoking cessation tool.

In the upcoming Tobacco and Vapes Bill, we will introduce powers to restrict vape flavours. Subject to Parliamentary approval, the Department will then undertake further analysis and consultation before introducing any specific flavour restrictions. The Office for Health Improvement and Disparities (OHID) is an internal part of the Department, and OHID officials are leading on our smokefree generation and youth vaping work.

Smoking
Asked by: Andrew Lewer (Conservative - Northampton South)
Wednesday 27th March 2024

Question to the Department of Health and Social Care:

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment she has made of the effectiveness of (a) vapes, (b) vapes with flavoured e-liquids and (c) vapes with fruit, dessert and sweet flavoured e-liquids at successful tobacco smoking cessation.

Answered by Andrea Leadsom - Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Health and Social Care)

Due to the nicotine content and the unknown long-term harms, vaping carries risks to health and lifelong addiction for children. Vaping is, therefore, only recommended for adult smokers who wish to quit smoking. Young people and people who have never smoked, should not vape.

Our youth vaping call for evidence, published in 2023, demonstrated that the flavours are one of the main reasons that vapes appeal to children. However, as set out in the 2022 Nicotine vaping in England review, we also recognize that there is some evidence that non-tobacco flavours can play a positive role in smoking cessation. This is why it is critical we strike the balance between restricting flavours in vapes to reduce their appeal to young people, whilst also ensuring that vapes remain available for adult smokers as a viable smoking cessation tool.

In the upcoming Tobacco and Vapes Bill, we will introduce powers to restrict vape flavours. Subject to Parliamentary approval, the Department will then undertake further analysis and consultation before introducing any specific flavour restrictions. The Office for Health Improvement and Disparities (OHID) is an internal part of the Department, and OHID officials are leading on our smokefree generation and youth vaping work.

Tobacco: Sales
Asked by: Philip Davies (Conservative - Shipley)
Monday 25th March 2024

Question to the HM Treasury:

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make an assessment of the potential impact of banning the sale of tobacco products to people born after 1 January 2009 on tobacco duties.

Answered by Gareth Davies - Exchequer Secretary (HM Treasury)

The Government published an Impact Assessment to support the ‘Tobacco and Vapes Bill’ on 20 March, which includes estimate of the reduction in tobacco duty over the period 2027 and 2056:

Tobacco_and_vapes_bill_IA.pdf (parliament.uk)

The impact of final decisions on tobacco duties will be assessed and reflected in the Office for Budget Responsibility's forecast. .
Electronic Cigarettes: Retail Trade
Asked by: Adam Afriyie (Conservative - Windsor)
Thursday 21st March 2024

Question to the Department of Health and Social Care:

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether her Department has had discussions with the UK Vaping Industry Association on its proposals for a vape retail licence.

Answered by Andrea Leadsom - Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Health and Social Care)

The Department has not had any discussions with the UK Vaping Industry Association on its proposals for a vape retail license, though we have received written representations on this issue. There are no current plans to introduce a licensing scheme. However, the Government recognises that strong enforcement is needed to tackle underage and illicit vape sales. The new Tobacco and Vapes Bill includes provisions to issue fixed penalty notices for underage tobacco and vape sales. This will complement existing powers that local authorities have to enforce age of sale legislation including fines of up to £2,500, and for the most serious offences, court orders to prevent the offending retailer from opening for a period.

In addition, we have committed to increasing investment for our enforcement agencies by £30 million per year, and at Spring Budget the Chancellor announced that the Government will introduce a new duty on vaping products, giving HM Revenue and Customs further powers to minimise fraud, introduce civil and criminal powers to seize illicit products and equipment, and issue penalties.

Tobacco
Asked by: Mary Glindon (Labour - North Tyneside)
Monday 29th January 2024

Question to the Department of Health and Social Care:

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 5 December to Question 4083 on Tobacco, whether he plans to publish the Office for Budget Responsibility’s assessment of the Tobacco and Vapes Bill before its presentation.

Answered by Andrea Leadsom - Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Health and Social Care)

Smoking is the number one entirely preventable cause of ill-health, disability and death in this country. It is responsible for 80,000 deaths in the United Kingdom a year and one in four of all cancer deaths in the UK. It costs our country £17 billion a year, of which £14 billion is through lost productivity alone. It puts huge pressure on the National Health Service and social care, costing over £3 billion a year.

We are not aware of any plans by the Office for Budget Responsibility to publish an assessment of the Tobacco and Vapes Bill. However, we do plan to publish an impact assessment of the Tobacco and Vapes Bill in due course.

Smoking: Young People
Asked by: Mary Glindon (Labour - North Tyneside)
Monday 29th January 2024

Question to the Department of Health and Social Care:

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what her planned timetable is to respond to the consultation entitled Creating a smokefree generation and tackling youth vaping.

Answered by Andrea Leadsom - Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Health and Social Care)

Smoking is the number one entirely preventable cause of ill-health, disability and death in this country. It is responsible for 80,000 deaths in the United Kingdom a year, and one in four of all UK cancer deaths. It costs our country £17 billion a year, of which £14 billion is through lost productivity alone. It puts huge pressure on the National Health Service and social care, costing over £3 billion a year.

We plan to publish the Government response to the consultation shortly, ahead of the introduction of the Tobacco and Vapes Bill.

Smoking: Young People
Asked by: Mary Glindon (Labour - North Tyneside)
Monday 29th January 2024

Question to the Department of Health and Social Care:

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when she plans to publish a response to the consultation on Creating a smokefree generation and tackling youth vaping.

Answered by Andrea Leadsom - Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Health and Social Care)

Smoking is the number one entirely preventable cause of ill-health, disability and death in this country. It is responsible for 80,000 deaths in the United Kingdom a year, and one in four of all UK cancer deaths. It costs our country £17 billion a year, of which £14 billion is through lost productivity alone. It puts huge pressure on the National Health Service and social care, costing over £3 billion a year.

We plan to publish the Government response to the consultation shortly, ahead of the introduction of the Tobacco and Vapes Bill.

Electronic Cigarettes and Tobacco: Regulation
Asked by: Mary Glindon (Labour - North Tyneside)
Monday 29th January 2024

Question to the Department of Health and Social Care:

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what progress her Department has made on drafting the Tobacco and Vapes Bill; and what steps she is taking to ensure that the Bill takes into account the responses to the consultation on Creating a smokefree generation and tackling youth vaping.

Answered by Andrea Leadsom - Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Health and Social Care)

Smoking is the number one entirely preventable cause of ill-health, disability and death in this country. It is responsible for 80,000 deaths in the United Kingdom yearly, and one in four of all UK cancer deaths. It costs our country £17 billion a year, including £14 billion of lost productivity alone. It puts huge pressure on the National Health Service and social care, costing over £3 billion a year.

The Tobacco and Vapes Bill is currently being finalised and will be introduced in this parliamentary session. The Bill will create the first smokefree generation, crack down on youth vaping, and will enable the Government to enforce the new rules. The Bill will be informed by the recent consultation ‘Creating a smokefree generation and tackling youth vaping’ the response of which will be published shortly.

Electronic Cigarettes
Asked by: Kirsten Oswald (Scottish National Party - East Renfrewshire)
Monday 22nd January 2024

Question to the Department of Health and Social Care:

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps she is taking to reduce the prevalence of vaping among people who have never smoked tobacco.

Answered by Andrea Leadsom - Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Health and Social Care)

Vaping is rightly used by adults as a tool to quit smoking, but the health advice is clear that if you do not smoke, do not vape, and children should never vape.

On 12 October 2023, we launched a public consultation, seeking views on creating the first smokefree generation, our plans to crack down on youth vaping by reducing the appeal, availability and affordability of vapes to our children, and options to ensure the law is enforced. The consultation closed on 6 December 2023, and we will respond in the coming weeks ahead of the introduction of the Tobacco and Vapes Bill.

Electronic Cigarettes
Asked by: Kirsten Oswald (Scottish National Party - East Renfrewshire)
Monday 22nd January 2024

Question to the Department of Health and Social Care:

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when she last met representatives of the vaping industry.

Answered by Andrea Leadsom - Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Health and Social Care)

The Government and devolved administrations have consulted on plans to create a smokefree generation and tackle youth vaping, and as a part of this, officials meet with different stakeholders. The Secretary of State has not met with representatives of the vaping industry.

The consultation closed in December 2023 and we will publish our consultation response in the coming weeks ahead of the introduction of the Tobacco and Vapes Bill.

Electronic Cigarettes: Children
Asked by: Marquess of Lothian (Conservative - Life peer)
Monday 22nd January 2024

Question to the Department of Health and Social Care:

To ask His Majesty's Government how many children under the age of 18 were treated by NHS England for vaping-related disorders in (1) 2021, (2) 2022, and (3) 2023; and what assessment they have made of the need to reduce vaping by the under-18s, including measures to make vapes available only on prescription.

Answered by Lord Markham - Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Health and Social Care)

NHS England recently published data on vaping related disorders as either the primary or secondary diagnosis. Data shows 46 people 19 years old and under were admitted for a vaping related disorder in 2022/23, down from 54 in 2021/22. Due to the size of the data, a copy of the full data set is attached.

On 12 October 2023, we launched a public consultation, seeking views on creating the first smokefree generation, our plans to crack down on youth vaping by reducing the appeal, availability and affordability of vapes to our children, and options to ensure the law is enforced. The consultation closed on 6 December 2023, and we will respond in the coming weeks ahead of the introduction of the Tobacco and Vapes Bill.

There are no medicinally licensed vaping products approved by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency. As such, the Government is not currently considering making vaping products prescription-only.

Health Services
Asked by: Claudia Webbe (Independent - Leicester East)
Thursday 18th January 2024

Question to the Department of Health and Social Care:

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps her Department is taking to help reduce the number of cases of (a) preventable ill health and (b) premature death (i) in Leicester East constituency and (ii) nationally.

Answered by Andrea Leadsom - Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Health and Social Care)

Local authorities and integrated care boards are responsible for improving the health of their local population and reducing health inequalities. In 2023/24, the total Public Health Grant to local authorities was £3.530 billion. Leicester – which includes the Leicester East constituency – received £29 million of the grant in 2023/24, which is almost £80 per head of population. Additional funding has been provided to improve cardiovascular outcomes in deprived communities, prevent drug and alcohol deaths, address need, and enhance recovery, and improve mental health for people in Leicester.

In January 2023 the Department announced its plan to publish the Major Conditions Strategy, focusing on six major groups of conditions (cancer, mental ill health, cardiovascular disease (including stroke and diabetes), dementia, chronic respiratory diseases, and musculoskeletal disorders) that account for approximately 60% of ill-health and premature death in England.

Smoking is the number one preventable cause of death, disability and ill health, which is why Government has set out plans to introduce a Tobacco and Vapes Bill in parliament and announced new funding to support current smokers, a new incentives programme to support pregnant women to quit, deliver anti-smoking campaigns and crackdown on illicit tobacco and underage sale of tobacco and vapes.

Electronic Cigarettes
Asked by: Julian Knight (Independent - Solihull)
Monday 15th January 2024

Question to the Department of Health and Social Care:

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to her Department's policy paper entitled Stopping the start: our new plan to create a smokefree generation, published on 8 November 2023, whether it is her policy to include vaping products in these proposals.

Answered by Andrea Leadsom - Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Health and Social Care)

Smoking is responsible for approximately 80,000 deaths a year in the United Kingdom and causes approximately one in four cancer deaths. It also costs our country £17 billion a year and puts a huge burden on the National Health Service. That is why we will introduce the Tobacco and Vapes Bill in this parliamentary session to create the first smokefree generation and crack down on youth vaping


In October 2023, the Government and devolved administrations launched a public consultation on the smokefree generation and youth vaping. For the smokefree generation policy, where tobacco products would not be sold to those who turned 15 years old or younger this year, the consultation included a question on whether respondents agreed with the proposed approach to mirror the existing age of sale legislation in England and Wales. This included:

- cigarettes;

- cigarette papers;

- hand rolled tobacco;

- cigars;

- cigarillos;

- pipe tobacco;

- waterpipe tobacco products, for example, shisha;

- chewing tobacco;

- heated tobacco;

- nasal tobacco; and

- herbal smoking products.

The consultation response will be published shortly


As outlined in command paper published on 4 October 2023, our position is that all tobacco products are harmful, and the evidence is clear that there is no safe level of tobacco consumption. Tobacco smoke from shisha and cigars lead to the same types of diseases as cigarette smoke. Snus is banned in the UK and we have no plans to introduce additional tobacco products to the UK market.

Vapes are tobacco-free so outside the proposed scope of the smokefree generation policy. In our consultation, we asked questions about policies which have the potential to reduce the appeal, availability, and affordability of vaping to children. It is clear that vaping is totally unsuitable for children. However, we want to ensure that vapes remain available as a smoking cessation tool for adult smokers given the lesser harms posed to smokers from vaping.

Smoking
Asked by: Julian Knight (Independent - Solihull)
Monday 15th January 2024

Question to the Department of Health and Social Care:

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to her Department's policy paper entitled Stopping the start: our new plan to create a smokefree generation, published on 8 November 2023, whether it is her policy to include shisha-based products in these proposals.

Answered by Andrea Leadsom - Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Health and Social Care)

Smoking is responsible for approximately 80,000 deaths a year in the United Kingdom and causes approximately one in four cancer deaths. It also costs our country £17 billion a year and puts a huge burden on the National Health Service. That is why we will introduce the Tobacco and Vapes Bill in this parliamentary session to create the first smokefree generation and crack down on youth vaping


In October 2023, the Government and devolved administrations launched a public consultation on the smokefree generation and youth vaping. For the smokefree generation policy, where tobacco products would not be sold to those who turned 15 years old or younger this year, the consultation included a question on whether respondents agreed with the proposed approach to mirror the existing age of sale legislation in England and Wales. This included:

- cigarettes;

- cigarette papers;

- hand rolled tobacco;

- cigars;

- cigarillos;

- pipe tobacco;

- waterpipe tobacco products, for example, shisha;

- chewing tobacco;

- heated tobacco;

- nasal tobacco; and

- herbal smoking products.

The consultation response will be published shortly


As outlined in command paper published on 4 October 2023, our position is that all tobacco products are harmful, and the evidence is clear that there is no safe level of tobacco consumption. Tobacco smoke from shisha and cigars lead to the same types of diseases as cigarette smoke. Snus is banned in the UK and we have no plans to introduce additional tobacco products to the UK market.

Vapes are tobacco-free so outside the proposed scope of the smokefree generation policy. In our consultation, we asked questions about policies which have the potential to reduce the appeal, availability, and affordability of vaping to children. It is clear that vaping is totally unsuitable for children. However, we want to ensure that vapes remain available as a smoking cessation tool for adult smokers given the lesser harms posed to smokers from vaping.

Oral Tobacco
Asked by: Julian Knight (Independent - Solihull)
Monday 15th January 2024

Question to the Department of Health and Social Care:

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to her Department's policy paper entitled Stopping the start: our new plan to create a smokefree generation, published on 8 November 2023, whether it is her policy to include snus tobacco products in these proposals.

Answered by Andrea Leadsom - Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Health and Social Care)

Smoking is responsible for approximately 80,000 deaths a year in the United Kingdom and causes approximately one in four cancer deaths. It also costs our country £17 billion a year and puts a huge burden on the National Health Service. That is why we will introduce the Tobacco and Vapes Bill in this parliamentary session to create the first smokefree generation and crack down on youth vaping


In October 2023, the Government and devolved administrations launched a public consultation on the smokefree generation and youth vaping. For the smokefree generation policy, where tobacco products would not be sold to those who turned 15 years old or younger this year, the consultation included a question on whether respondents agreed with the proposed approach to mirror the existing age of sale legislation in England and Wales. This included:

- cigarettes;

- cigarette papers;

- hand rolled tobacco;

- cigars;

- cigarillos;

- pipe tobacco;

- waterpipe tobacco products, for example, shisha;

- chewing tobacco;

- heated tobacco;

- nasal tobacco; and

- herbal smoking products.

The consultation response will be published shortly


As outlined in command paper published on 4 October 2023, our position is that all tobacco products are harmful, and the evidence is clear that there is no safe level of tobacco consumption. Tobacco smoke from shisha and cigars lead to the same types of diseases as cigarette smoke. Snus is banned in the UK and we have no plans to introduce additional tobacco products to the UK market.

Vapes are tobacco-free so outside the proposed scope of the smokefree generation policy. In our consultation, we asked questions about policies which have the potential to reduce the appeal, availability, and affordability of vaping to children. It is clear that vaping is totally unsuitable for children. However, we want to ensure that vapes remain available as a smoking cessation tool for adult smokers given the lesser harms posed to smokers from vaping.

Snuff
Asked by: Julian Knight (Independent - Solihull)
Monday 15th January 2024

Question to the Department of Health and Social Care:

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to her Department's policy paper entitled Stopping the start: our new plan to create a smokefree generation, published on 8 November 2023, whether it is her policy to include snuff tobacco products in these proposals.

Answered by Andrea Leadsom - Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Health and Social Care)

Smoking is responsible for approximately 80,000 deaths a year in the United Kingdom and causes approximately one in four cancer deaths. It also costs our country £17 billion a year and puts a huge burden on the National Health Service. That is why we will introduce the Tobacco and Vapes Bill in this parliamentary session to create the first smokefree generation and crack down on youth vaping


In October 2023, the Government and devolved administrations launched a public consultation on the smokefree generation and youth vaping. For the smokefree generation policy, where tobacco products would not be sold to those who turned 15 years old or younger this year, the consultation included a question on whether respondents agreed with the proposed approach to mirror the existing age of sale legislation in England and Wales. This included:

- cigarettes;

- cigarette papers;

- hand rolled tobacco;

- cigars;

- cigarillos;

- pipe tobacco;

- waterpipe tobacco products, for example, shisha;

- chewing tobacco;

- heated tobacco;

- nasal tobacco; and

- herbal smoking products.

The consultation response will be published shortly


As outlined in command paper published on 4 October 2023, our position is that all tobacco products are harmful, and the evidence is clear that there is no safe level of tobacco consumption. Tobacco smoke from shisha and cigars lead to the same types of diseases as cigarette smoke. Snus is banned in the UK and we have no plans to introduce additional tobacco products to the UK market.

Vapes are tobacco-free so outside the proposed scope of the smokefree generation policy. In our consultation, we asked questions about policies which have the potential to reduce the appeal, availability, and affordability of vaping to children. It is clear that vaping is totally unsuitable for children. However, we want to ensure that vapes remain available as a smoking cessation tool for adult smokers given the lesser harms posed to smokers from vaping.

Tobacco
Asked by: Julian Knight (Independent - Solihull)
Monday 15th January 2024

Question to the Department of Health and Social Care:

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 27 November 2023 to Question 3251 on Smoking, if she will make an assessment of the potential merits of exempting cigar based products from the proposals.

Answered by Andrea Leadsom - Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Health and Social Care)

Smoking is responsible for approximately 80,000 deaths a year in the United Kingdom and causes approximately one in four cancer deaths. It also costs our country £17 billion a year and puts a huge burden on the National Health Service. That is why we will introduce the Tobacco and Vapes Bill in this parliamentary session to create the first smokefree generation and crack down on youth vaping


In October 2023, the Government and devolved administrations launched a public consultation on the smokefree generation and youth vaping. For the smokefree generation policy, where tobacco products would not be sold to those who turned 15 years old or younger this year, the consultation included a question on whether respondents agreed with the proposed approach to mirror the existing age of sale legislation in England and Wales. This included:

- cigarettes;

- cigarette papers;

- hand rolled tobacco;

- cigars;

- cigarillos;

- pipe tobacco;

- waterpipe tobacco products, for example, shisha;

- chewing tobacco;

- heated tobacco;

- nasal tobacco; and

- herbal smoking products.

The consultation response will be published shortly


As outlined in command paper published on 4 October 2023, our position is that all tobacco products are harmful, and the evidence is clear that there is no safe level of tobacco consumption. Tobacco smoke from shisha and cigars lead to the same types of diseases as cigarette smoke. Snus is banned in the UK and we have no plans to introduce additional tobacco products to the UK market.

Vapes are tobacco-free so outside the proposed scope of the smokefree generation policy. In our consultation, we asked questions about policies which have the potential to reduce the appeal, availability, and affordability of vaping to children. It is clear that vaping is totally unsuitable for children. However, we want to ensure that vapes remain available as a smoking cessation tool for adult smokers given the lesser harms posed to smokers from vaping.



Parliamentary Research
Tobacco and Vapes Bill - CBP-9992
Mar. 21 2024

Found: Tobacco and Vapes Bill

Youth vaping in England - CBP-9932
Jan. 12 2024

Found: proposals on youth vaping 20 4.1 Call for evidence on youth vaping (April to June 2023) 20 4.2 The Tobacco



Petitions

Pass the Tobacco and Vapes Bill before the next General Election

Petition Open - 17 Signatures

Sign this petition 25 Oct 2024
closes in 5 months

Pass the Tobacco and Vapes Bill (smoking ban bill) in line with the Chief Medical Officer's advice and without any influence or interference from Big Tobacco lobbyists, before the next General Election.


Found: Pass the Tobacco and Vapes Bill before the next General Election



Department Publications - News and Communications
Tuesday 16th April 2024
Department of Health and Social Care
Source Page: MPs to vote on landmark Bill to create Smokefree generation
Document: MPs to vote on landmark Bill to create Smokefree generation (webpage)

Found: The Tobacco and Vapes Bill would make it an offence to sell tobacco products to anyone born after 1 January

Tuesday 16th April 2024
Department of Health and Social Care
Source Page: Chief Medical Officer for England on the tobacco and vapes bill
Document: Chief Medical Officer for England on the tobacco and vapes bill (webpage)

Found: Chief Medical Officer for England on the tobacco and vapes bill

Wednesday 20th March 2024
Department of Health and Social Care
Source Page: Smokefree generation one step closer as Bill introduced
Document: Smokefree generation one step closer as Bill introduced (webpage)

Found: Under the Tobacco and Vapes Bill introduced today, children turning 15 this year or younger will never

Wednesday 13th March 2024
Department of Health and Social Care
Source Page: Urgent call to smokes to make a quit attempt for No Smoking Day
Document: Urgent call to smokes to make a quit attempt for No Smoking Day (webpage)

Found: are taking action to prevent our children from ever lighting a cigarette, and our proposed historic Tobacco



Department Publications - Policy and Engagement
Wednesday 20th March 2024
Department of Health and Social Care
Source Page: Tobacco and Vapes Bill: factsheets
Document: Tobacco and Vapes Bill: factsheets (webpage)

Found: Tobacco and Vapes Bill: factsheets

Wednesday 20th March 2024
Department of Health and Social Care
Source Page: Tobacco and Vapes Bill: impact assessment
Document: Tobacco and Vapes Bill: impact assessment (webpage)

Found: Tobacco and Vapes Bill: impact assessment

Wednesday 20th March 2024
Department of Health and Social Care
Source Page: Tobacco and Vapes Bill: impact assessment
Document: Tobacco and Vapes Bill: impact assessment (PDF)

Found: Tobacco and Vapes Bill: impact assessment



Non-Departmental Publications - Statistics
Apr. 08 2024
Regulatory Policy Committee
Source Page: Tobacco and Vapes Bill: RPC Opinion (Green-rated)
Document: Tobacco and Vapes Bill: RPC Opinion (PDF)
Statistics

Found: Tobacco and Vapes Bill: RPC Opinion (Green-rated)

Apr. 08 2024
Regulatory Policy Committee
Source Page: Tobacco and Vapes Bill: RPC Opinion (Green-rated)
Document: Tobacco and Vapes Bill: RPC Opinion (Green-rated) (webpage)
Statistics

Found: Tobacco and Vapes Bill: RPC Opinion (Green-rated)



Non-Departmental Publications - News and Communications
Mar. 20 2024
Regulatory Policy Committee
Source Page: Tobacco and Vapes Bill: Statement from the RPC
Document: Tobacco and Vapes Bill: Statement from the RPC (webpage)
News and Communications

Found: Tobacco and Vapes Bill: Statement from the RPC




Tobacco and Vapes Bill 2023-24 mentioned in Scottish results


Scottish Select Committee Publications
Monday 20th May 2024
Correspondence - Letter from NCD Alliance Scotland to the HSCS Convener concerning the Tobacco and Vapes Bill LCM, 20 May 2024
Tobacco and Vapes Bill LCM

Health, Social Care and Sport Committee

Found: Tobacco and Vapes Bill LCM Letter from NCD Alliance Scotland to the HSCS Convener concerning the Tobacco

Monday 20th May 2024
Correspondence - Letter to NCD Alliance Scotland from the HSCS Convener concerning the Tobacco and Vapes Bill LCM, 20 May 2024
Tobacco and Vapes Bill LCM

Health, Social Care and Sport Committee

Found: Tobacco and Vapes Bill LCM Letter to NCD Alliance Scotland from the HSCS Convener concerning the Tobacco

Friday 17th May 2024
Correspondence - Letter from Cancer Research UK to the HSCS Convener concerning the Tobacco and Vapes Bill legislative consent memorandum, 17 May 2024
Tobacco and Vapes Bill LCM

Health, Social Care and Sport Committee

Found: Tobacco and Vapes Bill LCM Letter from Cancer Research UK to the HSCS Convener concerning the Tobacco

Friday 17th May 2024
Correspondence - Letter from NCD Alliance Scotland to the HSCS Convener concerning the Tobacco and Vapes Bill LCM, 17 May 2024
Tobacco and Vapes Bill LCM

Health, Social Care and Sport Committee

Found: Tobacco and Vapes Bill LCM Letter from NCD Alliance Scotland to the HSCS Convener concerning the Tobacco

Wednesday 15th May 2024
Correspondence - Letter from the Convener to the Cabinet Secretary for NHS Recovery, Health & Social Care, 15 May 2024
Tobacco and Vapes Bill letter to the Scottish Government

Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee

Found: Tobacco and Vapes Bill letter to the Scottish Government Letter from the Convener to the Cabinet Secretary

Wednesday 20th March 2024
Correspondence - Letter from the Minister for Public Health and Women's Health to the HSCS Convener concerning the introduction of the Tobacco and Vapes Bill in the UK Parliament, 20 March 2024
Smoke Free Generation Bill introduction

Health, Social Care and Sport Committee

Found: Minister for Public Health and Women's Health to the HSCS Convener concerning the introduction of the Tobacco



Scottish Government Publications
Tuesday 2nd April 2024
Environment and Forestry Directorate
Population Health Directorate
Source Page: Prohibition of the sale and supply of single-use vapes - interim Partial Business and Regulatory Impact Assessment
Document: Prohibition of the sale and supply of single-use vapes - interim Partial Business and Regulatory Impact Assessment (webpage)

Found: and tackling youth vaping ’consultation launched in October 2023[104]. are being taken forward in the Tobacco



Scottish Written Answers
S6W-26954
Asked by: Lennon, Monica (Scottish Labour - Central Scotland)
Tuesday 7th May 2024

Question

To ask the Scottish Government whether it has assessed the potential impact on its commitment to ban single-use vapes in the event that the UK Government's Tobacco and Vapes Bill is not passed by the UK Parliament, and what discussions the Minister for Green Skills, Circular Economy and Biodiversity has had with the UK Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, or any other UK Government ministers, regarding this Bill.

Answered by McAllan, Màiri - Cabinet Secretary for Transport, Net Zero and Just Transition

The passage of the four nations Tobacco and Vapes Bill has no impact on the Scottish Government’s commitment to prohibit the sale and supply of single-use vapes. The prohibition of the sale and supply of single-use vapes is being progressed under existing environmental powers devolved to Scottish Ministers. The UK Government and Welsh Government are progressing similar legislation in England and Wales respectively.

Work on the Tobacco and Vaping Bill, in Scotland, is being led by the Minister for Public Health and Women's Health. This Bill will increase the age of sale for tobacco products and provide powers to legislate on vape flavours, displays, packaging, and other measures. As the Bill makes provisions within the competence of the Scottish Parliament, a Legislative Consent Memorandum was brought forward on 2nd April for consideration by this Parliament.



Scottish Parliamentary Debates
World Asthma Day 2024
14 speeches (31,240 words)
Wednesday 8th May 2024 - Main Chamber
Mentions:
1: Minto, Jenni (SNP - Argyll and Bute) it.As a Government, we remain committed to a tobacco-free Scotland by 2034, and the United Kingdom Tobacco - Link to Speech

Continued Petitions
119 speeches (82,222 words)
Wednesday 17th April 2024 - Committee
Mentions:
1: Carlaw, Jackson (Con - Eastwood) Although the petitioner welcomes the introduction of the Tobacco and Vapes Bill to the UK Parliament, - Link to Speech

New Petitions
19 speeches (20,353 words)
Wednesday 17th April 2024 - Committee
Mentions:
1: Carlaw, Jackson (Con - Eastwood) The statement also mentioned the introduction of the Tobacco and Vapes Bill to the UK Parliament that - Link to Speech

Smoking and Vaping
32 speeches (26,494 words)
Tuesday 26th March 2024 - Main Chamber
Mentions:
1: Minto, Jenni (SNP - Argyll and Bute) The Tobacco and Vapes Bill will provide the Government with new powers to introduce full restrictions - Link to Speech
2: Minto, Jenni (SNP - Argyll and Bute) The powers in the UK Tobacco and Vapes Bill will allow regulations to be introduced on the flavours and - Link to Speech

Smoking and Vaping
32 speeches (26,494 words)
Tuesday 26th March 2024 - Main Chamber
Mentions:
1: Minto, Jenni (SNP - Argyll and Bute) The Tobacco and Vapes Bill will provide the Government with new powers to introduce full restrictions - Link to Speech
2: Minto, Jenni (SNP - Argyll and Bute) The powers in the UK Tobacco and Vapes Bill will allow regulations to be introduced on the flavours and - Link to Speech