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Business of the House (23 May 2024)

Kirsten Oswald: I have been contacted today by Action on Smoking and Health, which does important work on curbing the harms of smoking and vaping. Like me, it is perplexed and very disappointed that the Tobacco and Vapes Bill will apparently not progress because it is not included in the wash-up. I should not be surprised that the Government also appear to have abandoned the commitment that they gave me...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Smoking (23 May 2024)

Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth: To ask His Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with (1) the British Medical Association, and (2) other health organisations, concerning the proposed generational ban on smoking.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Smoking (23 May 2024)

Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth: To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the health benefits of the proposed generational ban on smoking.

Northern Ireland Assembly: Executive Committee Business: Tobacco and Vapes Bill: Legislative Consent Motion (21 May 2024)

Robin Swann: ...will be aware, a key element of the reform of our health service is enabling people to stay well for longer. The Bill offers a huge opportunity to do just that. In 2006, we introduced legislation banning smoking in indoor public places and workplaces. At the time, such legislation was not without its challenges, but it is now heralded as being one of the most important pieces of public...

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

Gareth Davies: I'm grateful for the opportunity to participate in this debate this afternoon. I've been quite excited to speak on it, actually, because I did a study into smoking for my foundation degree back in 2018, and gave a presentation to Bangor University. Do you know that one of the first places that brought in an indoor smoking ban was the Houses of Parliament in Westminster, back in the 1800s, I...

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)

“(1) The Health Act 2006 is amended as follows. (2) After section 1 (Introduction) insert— (1) In this Part, and in any regulations made under this Part, where a provision applies to smoking, it should also be taken to apply to vaping. (2) For the purposes of this section, “vaping” means the use of a vape or vaping product to vaporise a vaping substance. (3) For the purposes of this...

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

Bob Blackman: ...that the hon. Lady described. I have a lot of sympathy with this proposal, but I am slightly concerned that it is limited to 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...

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

Preet Kaur Gill: ...whole of the industry in together, but some of these companies are clearly linked to big tobacco and have used big tobacco-style tactics to target youngsters. They see the way things are going with smoking and have sought to addict a new generation through vapes and other products. We therefore support the clause, which will allow us to stop products with flavours mimicking popular sweets...

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

Preet Kaur Gill: ...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 find loopholes and workarounds. We have been discussing those with the failure...

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

Preet Kaur Gill: .... I know that there are many sceptics out there who suggest that the Bill’s central purpose—introducing a progressive rise in the age of sale—is not necessary because the number of people who smoke is steadily declining, especially among young people, but that makes the fundamental error of assuming that those gains are a natural force, not the hard-won result of concerted Government...

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

Neil O'Brien: ...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 obvious what was going on...

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

Preet Kaur Gill: ...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 Parliament—a proud legacy of the previous Labour Government—and the principle...

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

Andrea Leadsom: ...Act 2002. Clause 34 sets out definitions for the purpose of interpreting part 1 of the Bill. A tobacco product is defined as “a product consisting wholly or partly of tobacco and intended to be smoked, sniffed, sucked, chewed or consumed in any other way.” All tobacco products are harmful for health, so this revised definition will ensure that all future novel tobacco products are...

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

Rachael Maskell: I am grateful to the hon. Lady for the point she made. Certainly, I did highlight that transitional benefit of moving from smoking to vaping to, hopefully, stopping altogether. However, we must also highlight that vaping is not without risk, and we need to give that serious consideration. I am just concerned that the Government are slightly light, shall I say, in terms of their concern about...

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

Kirsten Oswald: ...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 Scotland. We have also...

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: First Minister ( 7 May 2024)

John Swinney: ..., has multiple sclerosis. She is indefatigable in trying to make sure that MS does not get in the way of her living life to the full but, much to her frustration, she often has to rely on her husband for support and assistance. I could not just commit myself to becoming First Minister without being able to properly work out with my family how we would be able to manage as a family. We have...

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

Mary Glindon: Q We know that in deprived areas there is high incidence of smoking. Professor West, you have been talking about the fact that disposable vapes becoming more readily available has perhaps made more people vape. Is that in any way linked to people in deprived areas being able to afford vaping more than they could if they have to buy a unit, vials, batteries and everything else? Although the...

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

...harm. I would love to talk in detail about that—perhaps another time. In relation to this Bill specifically, it helps us to understand a few issues. It helps to explain why we have a problem with smoking and youth vaping, because tobacco and vaping companies will market to children and make their products as attractive as possible. We know that the tobacco industry has historically...

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

Professor Agrawal: I do, actually; I think that it is a very well thought-through Bill that absolutely gets the balance right. For example, we have 6.4 million people who smoke in this country. As Professor Sir Chris Whitty said today, they are doing that not out of free choice but because they became addicted to tobacco while they were children, as designed by the tobacco industry. Those...


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