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Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Diabetes: Nicotine (16 May 2024)

Andrea Leadsom: 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...

5. Member Debate under Standing Order 11.21(iv): Control of tobacco and nicotine products (15 May 2024)

Mabon ap Gwynfor: ...it seems to be a confused argument, but nevertheless, I am concerned that you've misunderstood the proposal in any case, the motion. The motion isn't to do with impacting on people's right to smoke. It's to do with bringing in a retail register so that we can control who sells tobacco and nicotine products. People will still be able to buy those products. So, hopefully that will convince...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Asthma: Death (15 May 2024)

Andrew Stephenson: In the initial report, Major conditions strategy: case for change and our strategic framework, the Department developed a strategic framework on how our approach to health and care delivery can evolve to improve outcomes and better meet the needs of 6 major health conditions, including those with chronic respiratory disease (CRD). As part of the overall strategy for CRD management, we have...

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

Alexander Stafford: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if she will make an estimate of the number of hospital admissions for issues related to cigar smoking in the last (a) 12 months, (b) five years and (c) 20 years.

Public Bill Committee: Tobacco and Vapes Bill: New Clause 14 - Application of the Part I of the Health Act 2006 to vaping (14 May 2024)

...UK TVB 42 HM Revenue & Customs TVB 43 Asthma + Lung UK TVB 44 British Heart Foundation TVB 45 Philip Morris Limited TVB 46 National Fire Chiefs Council TVB 47 Institute for Social Marketing and Health, University of Stirling TVB 48 The Children's Commissioner TVB 49 Correspondence submitted by C.Gars Ltd (on the composition of the membership and selection of witnesses) TVB 50...

Public Bill Committee: Tobacco and Vapes Bill: New Clause 11 - Testing of samples of nicotine-containing e-cigarette products (14 May 2024)

Preet Kaur Gill: I rise to speak to new clauses 11 and 13 on the testing of nicotine-containing vape products. Earlier we debated clause 73, which will allow Ministers to create new exceptions to publication as part of the notification scheme. We of course welcome those new powers, which represent a concession on the Minister’s part. However, the current notification process, which is what products must go...

Public Bill Committee: Tobacco and Vapes Bill: New Clause 9 - Prohibition of sponsorship: vaping substances containing nicotine (14 May 2024)

Kirsten Oswald: ...shirts. We would find that quite unthinkable now; it would just be unacceptable. Similarly, we would find it unacceptable if our sports stadiums were named after tobacco companies or cigarette brands, but it is still possible—in fact, it is happening—that sports kits and sports grounds are sponsored by vape companies. I cannot think that should be acceptable when we look at the...

Public Bill Committee: Tobacco and Vapes Bill: New Clause 7 - Retail licence for sale of tobacco, vaping and nicotine products (14 May 2024)

Andrea Leadsom: I am grateful to my hon. Friend the Member for Harrow East, and to the hon. Member for York Central, who proposed a similar licensing scheme; other amendments that have not been debated also proposed the creation of a licensing scheme. I was frank this morning, and I will be again: the proposal sounds like a licence for those with licences to squeeze out those who cannot get licences and...

Public Bill Committee: Tobacco and Vapes Bill: Clause 79 - Commencement (14 May 2024)

Andrea Leadsom: As I say, I have a lot of sympathy for my hon. Friend’s point of view, but he will appreciate that Challenge 25 has been in place for a good long time, and it works reasonably well. It is well understood right across the country, and therefore the Government’s position is that it is not necessary to move to mandatory age verification. I can also reassure my hon. Friend that we are...

Public Bill Committee: Tobacco and Vapes Bill: New Clause 2 - Tobacco products statutory scheme: consultation (14 May 2024)

“(1) The Secretary of State must consult and report on the desirability of making a scheme with one or more of the following purposes— (a) regulating, for the purposes of improving public health, the prices which may be charged by any manufacturer or importer of tobacco products for the supply of any tobacco products; (b) limiting the profits which may accrue to any manufacturer or...

Public Bill Committee: Tobacco and Vapes Bill: Clause 69 - Interpretation of Part 4 (14 May 2024)

Andrea Leadsom: Clause 69 sets out definitions to be used within the Bill, such as those to identify certain tobacco products—such as herbal smoking products—retail definitions such as retail packaging, and vape-related phrasing such as “vape” or “vaporises”. These definitions were previously covered in clause 34 under part 1 of the Bill. Clause 70 simply provides the definition of nicotine...

Public Bill Committee: Tobacco and Vapes Bill: Clause 62 - Contents and flavour of vaping products and nicotine products (14 May 2024)

Andrea Leadsom: This clause provides the Department of Health and Social Care Secretary of State with a power to regulate the contents and flavour of vaping products and nicotine products. Vaping is never recommended for children and, as we have just discussed, risks addiction and long-term health impacts. We know that children are attracted to the fruit and sweet flavours of vapes, both in their taste and...

Public Bill Committee: Tobacco and Vapes Bill: Clause 61 - Retail packaging of vaping products and nicotine products (14 May 2024)

Preet Kaur Gill: New clause 10 would provide powers to the Secretary of State to amend regulations 36 and 38 of the Tobacco and Related Products Regulations 2016. As has been remarked several times in our debates, one of the biggest risks to the success of this legislation in achieving a smoke-free future and tackling youth vaping is that, if the Bill is not tightly worded, vexatious tobacco companies could...

Public Bill Committee: Tobacco and Vapes Bill: Clause 58 - Tobacco retail packaging (14 May 2024)

Andrea Leadsom: I thank hon. Members for this debate and am grateful for the proposed amendments. I am sympathetic to the aims of the amendments, particularly those on pack inserts. They would provide an opportunity to introduce positive messages and provide more advice and support directly to smokers to help them to quit. The international evidence base shows that pack inserts can be effective in helping...

Public Bill Committee: Tobacco and Vapes Bill: Clause 59 - Flavour of tobacco products (14 May 2024)

Andrea Leadsom: ...59 replaces an existing power in the 2014 Act to make regulations about the flavour of tobacco products. Flavours, particularly menthol, have been shown to make it easier for young people to start smoking and therefore more likely to become addicted. That is because menthol flavouring makes the smoke less harsh and therefore easier to inhale. The flavour masks the harms of tobacco. All...

Smartphones and Social Media: Children — [Sir George Howarth in the Chair] (14 May 2024)

Neil O'Brien: I thank my hon. Friend the Member for Penistone and Stocksbridge (Miriam Cates) for making one of the most superb speeches that I have heard in my time in this House. In the 1940s, advertising men told us that more doctors smoked Camel cigarettes than any other type of cigarette, and as the evidence about smoking piled up they started to say that things were complicated and that it was not...

Public Bill Committee: Tobacco and Vapes Bill: Clause 39 - Repeal of offence of purchasing tobacco products by under 18s (14 May 2024)

Preet Kaur Gill: I turn to part 2 of the Bill and some of the clauses that apply specifically to Scotland. As the Minister mentioned, Scotland has a proud history of leading on many tobacco control methods, including beating the rest of the UK in introducing regulations to prohibit smoking in enclosed public spaces in 2005. That was the crowning achievement of a proud public health legacy left by the last...

Public Bill Committee: Tobacco and Vapes Bill: Clause 47 - Power to make consequential provision (14 May 2024)

Preet Kaur Gill: We are happy to support this clause, which gives Scottish Ministers powers to make consequential amendments to this part of the Bill. Scotland has a proud history of leading the way on tobacco control and putting public health before corporate profit. It brought in the indoor smoking ban before the UK-wide one was introduced nearly 20 years ago. This week, we marked 25 years of the Scottish...

Public Bill Committee: Tobacco and Vapes Bill: Clause 34 - Interpretation of Part 1 (14 May 2024)

Preet Kaur Gill: ...important part of the Bill, as it defines many of the terms used in it. We know how adept the industry has become at worming its way around the spirit of regulations that Parliament has debated and agreed in the past. The ban on menthol cigarettes is one example. The clause sets out a series of definitions of what is covered by various terms that we have been using, such as “herbal...

Public Bill Committee: Tobacco and Vapes Bill: Clause 27 - Handing over tobacco etc to underage people in Wales ( 9 May 2024)

Andrea Leadsom: Clause 27 provides that schedule 1 amends aspects of the Public Health (Wales) Act 2017. It amends the existing provision relating to the handing over of tobacco to under-age people to align to the new age of sale. It also extends the offence to cover the handing over of vaping products to those under 18. The schedule updates definitions in the Public Health (Wales) Act to align to the...


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