Vaping — [Mr George Howarth in the Chair]

Part of the debate – in Westminster Hall at 9:30 am on 1st November 2017.

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Photo of Gareth Johnson Gareth Johnson Conservative, Dartford 9:30 am, 1st November 2017

I beg to move,

That this House
has considered the matter of vaping.

I was pleased to secure this debate, because I have been interested in the phenomenon of vaping for some time. There are now millions of people vaping in the UK and many of them are former smokers. This is an important issue because if many of the reports and studies carried out on vaping are correct, it has the potential to save thousands of lives in the UK, and millions worldwide. It therefore has to be worth looking at very carefully. We all know that smoking is bad for a person’s health—indeed, more than half of smokers will die from smoking.