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Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Electronic Cigarettes (22 Jan 2024)

Andrea Leadsom: 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,...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Electronic Cigarettes: Health Hazards (22 Jan 2024)

Andrea Leadsom: The best thing a smoker can do for their health is to quit smoking. As shown in the recently published Nicotine Vaping in England Report there is evidence that vapes are less harmful to health than smoking. The Office for Health Improvement and Disparities (OHID), previously Public Health England, has published detailed evidence updates on vapes/e-cigarettes. These reviews report on the...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Malnutrition and Preventive Medicine (22 Jan 2024)

Lord Markham: There is good evidence that preventative action can benefit individuals and promote efficient and effective use of National Health Service resources. This is an important factor in Government’s determination to tackle the drivers of preventable poor health, such as smoking and obesity. Efforts to prevent malnutrition and to treat it early could potentially have major effects in reducing...

Backbench Business: COP10: WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control — [Martin Vickers in the Chair] (18 Jan 2024)

Andrew Lewer: ...in the main Chamber, where that has happened. It is confirmation that light is better than heat. Alas, the Minister is not attending COP10, but I am grateful to her for naming the chief delegate, and for outlining the policy stances in more detail than we have had before. I have not said, and I do not think anyone else has, that nicotine is harmless. I do not want to minimise the impact of...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Health and Death (18 Jan 2024)

Andrea Leadsom: 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....

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Alcoholic Drinks: Children (17 Jan 2024)

Andrea Leadsom: NHS England holds several data sources covering alcohol use for people aged under 18, including the Smoking, Drinking and Drug Use among Young People (SDD) survey. From the SDD, 40% of secondary school pupils in years 7 to 11, mostly aged between 11 and 15 years old, in England had “ever had an alcoholic drink” in 2021. The following table shows data from the SDD from 2021 on when pupils...

Illegal Vapes (16 Jan 2024)

Andrea Leadsom: It is a pleasure to speak under your chairmanship today, Sir Mark. I thank my hon. Friend the Member for Darlington (Peter Gibson), and all my hon. Friends who are here today. It highlights the importance with which the Government Benches view this issue. I would just assure the hon. Member for Birmingham, Edgbaston (Preet Kaur Gill) that all of the issues that she has mentioned are indeed...

Public Bill Committee: Finance Bill: Clause 22 - Rates of tobacco products duty (16 Jan 2024)

Gareth Davies: ...announced in the 2023 autumn statement concerning tobacco duty rates. The duty charged on all tobacco products will rise in line with the tobacco duty escalator, with an additional increase for hand-rolling tobacco to reduce the gap with cigarettes. Smoking rates in the UK are falling, but they are still too high: around 13% of adults are now smokers. Smoking remains the biggest cause of...

Excess Death Trends — [Sir Gary Streeter in the Chair] (16 Jan 2024)

Maria Caulfield: Not for the moment; let me respond to as many points from hon. Members as I can. There is an increase in excess deaths. A number of factors contribute to that. We take that seriously, and monitor it constantly. Looking at the past year, for example, there was a high flu prevalence last winter, when there were still ongoing challenges relating to instances of covid-19 and a strep A outbreak,...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Smoking (15 Jan 2024)

Julian Knight: 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.

Backbench Business: New Dementia Treatments (11 Jan 2024)

Helen Whately: ...Ashford (Damian Green) on securing this debate. I also commend the campaigning of several charities in this area, including Alzheimer’s Research UK, the Alzheimer’s Society, Dementia UK, Age UK and many others that do so much to raise awareness of dementia, fund research, and support people with dementia and their carers. I commend my right hon. Friend on his speech. Like many, he has...

Backbench Business: Smokefree Future — [Mr Virendra Sharma in the Chair] (11 Jan 2024)

Bob Blackman: I thank my right hon. Friend the Minister and the shadow Minister, the hon. Member for Birmingham, Edgbaston (Preet Kaur Gill), for their responses. I will politely and gently point out that every single measure on smoking has always been led from the Back Benches. I well remember that some 11 years ago I was sitting where I am sitting today, leading a debate on the standardised packaging...

NHS Dentistry ( 9 Jan 2024)

Wes Streeting: I totally agree. The tragedy is that if we look at the system as a whole and think about the pressure the whole system is under, and if we got NHS dentistry right, we would not only be saving patients untold pain, but saving the NHS money. As Lucy Rigby, Labour’s candidate in Northampton North, reported to me, in 2022 tooth decay forced 625 of her local patients to A&E—worse for them and...

Scottish Parliament: Constitution, Europe, External Affairs and Culture Committee Report: “How Devolution is Changing Post-EU” ( 9 Jan 2024)

Alex Cole-Hamilton: I am grateful to Alasdair Allan for his intervention. I will certainly cover the substance of that as I expand on my remarks, but I note that I am not trying to draw moral equivalence. I understand that there has been reckless behaviour by the Tory Government, but there has been reckless behaviour by the SNP Government as well. The faults of this terrible Conservative Government have been...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Tobacco: Sales ( 3 Jan 2024)

Lord Markham: Smoking is responsible for around 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. This is why the Government is planning to create a smokefree generation by bringing forward legislation so that children turning 14 years old or younger this year...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Oral Tobacco: Children and Young People (21 Dec 2023)

Lord Markham: Oral tobacco, otherwise known as snus, is banned in the United Kingdom under the Tobacco and Related Products Regulations 2016. Prevalence of oral tobacco-free nicotine pouches remains low, with data from Action on Smoking and Health in 2022 showing that 3.9% of adults had ever tried nicotine pouches. There is limited research and evidence into the harms of nicotine pouches and their ability...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Electronic Cigarettes and Oral Tobacco (20 Dec 2023)

Andrea Leadsom: The sale of oral tobacco, such as Snus, is banned in the United Kingdom under the Tobacco and Related Products Regulations 2016. Vapes are less harmful than smoking because they do not contain tobacco, and therefore can be an effective tool in supporting smoking cessation. Vaping is already estimated to contribute to an extra 50,000 to 70,000 smoking quits per year in England. Ensuring that...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Electronic Cigarettes: Recycling (20 Dec 2023)

Robbie Moore: On 12 October 2023 the Government launched a consultation on smoking and youth vaping, which has now closed. As part of this consultation, we are considering restrictions on the sale and supply of disposable vape products (including non-nicotine vapes) due to the environmental impacts of disposable vapes. We are currently analysing responses to this consultation and are working with the...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Schools: Electronic Cigarettes (20 Dec 2023)

Damian Hinds: ...by law to have a behaviour policy that sets out what is expected of all pupils, including what items are banned from school premises. The department supports head teachers in taking proportionate and measured steps to ensure good behaviour in schools. To support schools to do so, the department has strengthened the Behaviour in Schools guidance which is the primary source of help and...


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