Smoking: E-Cigarettes — Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 2:45 pm on 3rd February 2015.

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Photo of Earl Howe Earl Howe The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health 2:45 pm, 3rd February 2015

The noble Lord makes an extremely important point. It is one that is addressed in the tobacco products directive, which is due to come into force next year. The EU Commission is clear that any e-cigarettes sold need to be tamper-proof, particularly as regards children interfering with the contents.