Results 1–20 of 200 for smoking speaker:Bob Blackman

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

Bob Blackman: ...particular sporting events. In my view, we need a comprehensive ban on the promotion of vaping products. When the chief medical officer gave evidence to the Committee, he rightly said that if you smoke, it is safer to vape, but do not take up vaping. We should not be allowing vaping companies to advertise their wares, particularly to younger people. As I said this morning, 7.6% of young...

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

Bob Blackman: ...view, and that of the all-party parliamentary group, it is clear that this consultation could be done. The money raised from any such regulation could be directed at the national health service for smoking cessation services and to combat the effects of tobacco and other products, ensuring that people who wanted to quit could be assisted to quit. I would welcome the Minister’s views. I...

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

Bob Blackman: ...time and will not go through the amendment in detail, because obviously colleagues have it in front of them. The key point is that the new clause would introduce a requirement on tobacco, herbal smoking or vaping product businesses to operate an age verification policy, covering steps to be taken to establish the age of persons attempting to buy tobacco, herbal smoking or vaping products...

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

Bob Blackman: ...the Bill, which is to make products less attractive to children”.––[Official Report, Tobacco and Vapes Public Bill Committee, 1 May 2024; c. 74, Q103.] Indeed, literally overnight Action on Smoking and Health has published data showing that youth vaping has stabilised. That is the good news. The bad news is that 7.6% of 11 to 17-year-olds regularly vape. That is above the...

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

Bob Blackman: ...tobacco manufacturers. It would enable us to have a consultation, rather than to change the law immediately. Our proposal is not new. It was first proposed by the all-party parliamentary group on smoking and health, of which I am the chairman, in our 2021 report and recommendations to the Government. Importantly, our recommendation was endorsed by Javed Khan in his 2022 report. It is one...

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

Bob Blackman: ...long and hard for the standardised packaging of tobacco products, which was finally achieved, and one of my concerns then was the way that packaging is used to attract young people to start smoking. I support the provisions, but one concern might be that big tobacco will respond by reducing the number of cigarettes in a pack and selling them at a cheaper price. Will there be regulations to...

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

Bob Blackman: ...proposals outlined by the Minister. It came as quite a shock that one of the recommendations of the Khan review was that the age-of-sale be raised by a year every year. We on the all-party group on smoking and health —I declare my interest—thought that we would end up simply raising the age from 18 to 21, but I am delighted that we have moved from that position to one of literally...

Public Bill Committee: Tobacco and Vapes Bill: Examination of Witnesses ( 1 May 2024)

Bob Blackman: Q The other issue is that the medical evidence is very clear on the damage that tobacco smoking does to people’s health, but on vaping, medical evidence is emerging. Sir Chris, could you lay out your concerns about vaping, the delivery mechanism and the chemicals in vapes?

Public Bill Committee: Tobacco and Vapes Bill: Examination of Witness (30 Apr 2024)

Bob Blackman: ...years or so, so it is quite important that we get as much in as we can. What other improvements would you like to make to the Bill to strengthen the argument you are putting, to get people to quit smoking or not even start in the first place?

Public Bill Committee: Tobacco and Vapes Bill: Examination of Witnesses (30 Apr 2024)

Bob Blackman: ...substances. What further measures would be required, in your view? What further support would teachers need to explain the harm that young people are doing to themselves as a result of vaping and smoking?

Public Bill Committee: Tobacco and Vapes Bill: Examination of witnesses (30 Apr 2024)

Bob Blackman: I chair the all-party parliamentary group on smoking and health.

Tobacco and Vapes Bill (16 Apr 2024)

Bob Blackman: I rise to support the Bill and to make two declarations. First, I chair the all-party parliamentary group on smoking and health. The group’s objective is to encourage people who smoke to give up and young people not to take up smoking at all in the first place, which the Bill aims to achieve. My second declaration is personal. I do not want anybody else to go through what I went through,...

Health and Social Care: Tobacco and Vaping: Legislation ( 5 Mar 2024)

Bob Blackman: I urge my right hon. Friend to get on with introducing the Bill, because every single day we delay, more people die of cancer and other smoking-related diseases. Equally, in creating the first generation of people who will not be allowed to buy cigarettes or tobacco products—that is excellent—does she agree that one concern is that young people are now taking up vaping instead of smoking,...

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

Bob Blackman: .... 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 of tobacco...

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

Bob Blackman: I beg to move, That this House has considered the matter of a smokefree future. It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Sharma, for at least the second time. No doubt you would prefer to be participating in rather than chairing this debate on the evidence and recommendations submitted to the all-party parliamentary group on smoking and health’s manifesto for a smoke-free...

Making Britain a Clean Energy Superpower ( 9 Nov 2023)

Bob Blackman: ...good administration, and I can rely on my hon. Friends on the Front Bench to deliver that. I turn to other measures mentioned in the King’s Speech, the most exciting of which for me were those on smoking and youth vaping. I declare my interest as chairman of the all-party parliamentary group on smoking and health. Ever since I arrived in this place 13 and a half years ago, I have been...

Written Answers — Treasury: Tobacco: Taxation (19 Oct 2023)

Bob Blackman: ...merits of (a) implementing additional tax measures for the tobacco industry and (b) ringfencing tax receipts from the tobacco industry to help fund steps the Government is taking to reduce smoking prevalence to 5% or less by 2030.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Smoking (18 Oct 2023)

Bob Blackman: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether it remains the Government's policy to meet its smokefree 2030 target of an adult smoking prevalence of 5% or less.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Smoking (18 Oct 2023)

Bob Blackman: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the Written Statement of 17 April 2023, HCWS710, on Achieving Smokefree 2030: cutting smoking and stopping kids vaping, whether his Department has conducted modelling on the potential impact of the measures outlined in the statement on progress towards the target of reducing smoking rates to 5% or less by 2030.

Conference Adjournment (19 Sep 2023)

Bob Blackman: ...this wonderful establishment. Since being elected, I have welcomed more than 6,000 residents here and I look forward to continuing that after the recess. Another area that I am passionate about is smoking cessation. Four years on from the initial Smokefree 2030 commitment made at the Dispatch Box, we are not on course to achieve it. I welcome the recent announcement that disposable vapes...


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