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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...

Global Intergenerational Week 2024 — [Clive Efford in the Chair] ( 9 May 2024)

Stuart Andrew: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship this afternoon, Mr Efford. I start by thanking the hon. Member for Motherwell and Wishaw (Marion Fellows) for securing this debate to mark Global Intergenerational Week, and all those who have contributed to the debate. I put on record my thanks to all the organisations in this country and around the world that have made it a really...

Public Bill Committee: Tobacco and Vapes Bill: Clause 11 - Displays of vaping and nicotine products ( 9 May 2024)

Rachael Maskell: If I might be so bold, I think the Minister is making life slightly complicated for herself. We know the impact that taking smoking products out of the line of sight of people who go into shops or supermarkets has had. Putting them in closed cabinets has very much had the effect that we would want. People do not see the products, but they have to request them; they are not on display for...

Public Bill Committee: Tobacco and Vapes Bill: Clause 12 - Restricted premises orders ( 9 May 2024)

Andrea Leadsom: This group of clauses relates to restricted premises orders, or RPOs. These are existing measures that local authority trading standards in England and Wales, and district councils in Northern Ireland, can deploy when a retailer is found to persistently breach tobacco and vape age of sale restrictions. Clauses 12 to 14 are based on and replace existing legislation in England and Wales. Clause...

Public Bill Committee: Tobacco and Vapes Bill: Clause 10 - Power to extend vaping provisions to nicotine products ( 9 May 2024)

Preet Kaur Gill: We support clause 10 as a tidying provision that ensures that the additional restrictions on the sale and free distribution of vaping products to under-18s can be extended to other nicotine products in England that have the potential to cause similar harms. It provides that the measures in clauses 7 to 9 can be extended to emerging products such as nicotine pouches, and clause 43 makes...

Public Bill Committee: Tobacco and Vapes Bill: Clause 7 - Sale of vaping products to under 18s ( 9 May 2024)

Rachael Maskell: I, too, welcome the fact that legislation is at last being supported by the Government and is before us today. I have deep concern about the impacts of vaping—and not just on physical health, although much research clearly needs to be done to understand the extent of that. In the Health Committee, we saw a paper on the DNA methylation changes that take place in the oral cavity. We have not...

Public Bill Committee: Tobacco and Vapes Bill: Clause 4 - Sale of unpackaged cigarettes ( 9 May 2024)

Andrea Leadsom: Clauses 4 and 38 restate that it is an offence if tobacco retailers do not sell cigarettes in the packaging in which they are supplied. Selling unpackaged cigarettes is currently an offence in England, Wales and Scotland under the Children and Young Persons (Protection from Tobacco) Act 1991. The prohibition was originally introduced to reduce smoking among children, because there was...

Public Bill Committee: Tobacco and Vapes Bill: Clause 1 - Sale of tobacco etc ( 9 May 2024)

Kirsten Oswald: I, too, welcome the provisions in the Bill and the contributions that have been made so far from both sides of the House. It is very important that we have a collective voice on this, wherever possible. We know that smoking is a leading cause of preventable death in Scotland and the rest of the UK. In 2022, smoking accounted for an estimated 8,942 deaths of those aged 35 and above in...

Public Bill Committee: Tobacco and Vapes Bill: Clause 3 - Tobacco vending machines ( 9 May 2024)

Andrea Leadsom: The clause restates the ban on tobacco vending machines in England and Wales. This prohibition came into force in 2011 in England and 2012 in Wales through regulations made under the Children and Young Persons (Protection from Tobacco) Act 1991, which made it an offence for anyone who manages or controls premises to have a tobacco vending machine available for use. The offence applied to...

Scottish Parliament: World Asthma Day 2024 ( 8 May 2024)

Jenni Minto: I, too, thank Emma Harper for lodging this important motion, and I welcome the opportunity to respond on behalf of the Scottish Government. I also put on record my thanks to those who support people living with asthma in Scotland, including our NHS and third sector organisations such as Asthma and Lung UK. Finally, I thank Emma Harper and Alexander Stewart for their sterling work in the CPG....

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Smoking: Health Education ( 8 May 2024)

Preet Kaur Gill: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many and what proportion of patients who smoke have received very brief advice on smoking cessation in NHS hospitals.

Scottish Parliament: First Minister ( 7 May 2024)

John Swinney: I am very grateful to Douglas Ross, Anas Sarwar, Lorna Slater and Alex Cole-Hamilton for their kind comments this afternoon, especially in relation to the support of my family. When I stood down as Deputy First Minister in March last year, I believed that that would be the last senior office that I would hold in politics. Having then served as a senior minister for 16 years, I felt...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Fertility: Electronic Cigarettes ( 7 May 2024)

Andrea Leadsom: ...in detail the potential impact of vaping on fertility. A recent study reported in the media analysed blood samples from more than 8,000 women but this was not published in a medical journal and no other details of the research have been shared. Our health advice will continue to advise all women planning to get pregnant, or who are pregnant, to stop smoking for their general health....

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Smoking: Health Education ( 7 May 2024)

Andrea Leadsom: 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...

Written Ministerial Statements — Department for Work and Pensions: WorkWell Update ( 7 May 2024)

Mel Stride: Today, with my Rt. Hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, we are announcing the 15 pilot sites that will deliver WorkWell services. Good work is good for people’s physical and mental health, wellbeing and resilience. We want to make sure more people can reap these benefits by getting the timely health and employment advice and support they need to remain in work or...

Treasury: Topical Questions ( 7 May 2024)

Jeremy Hunt: ...to know that they were even worse under the last Labour Government. They have been reduced under this Government. When it comes to health inequalities, it is this Government who are phasing out smoking for everyone under the age of 14—one of the biggest single things in a generation that will reduce health inequalities and mean that poorer people live longer.


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