Vaping — [Mr George Howarth in the Chair]

Part of the debate – in Westminster Hall at 10:09 am on 1st November 2017.

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Photo of Steve Brine Steve Brine The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health 10:09 am, 1st November 2017

I mentioned that we work closely with the Independent British Vape Trade Association, which I am perfectly happy to meet, but I also mentioned that we take the WHO framework convention seriously. The door is always open to people we can meet. That is all part of us trying to understand the evidence base.

To conclude, we are clear that e-cigarettes can play a useful role in helping people to quit smoking. As my hon. Friend the Member for Dartford said, the majority of smokers want to quit, and we should help them. E-cigarettes are one of a variety of stop-smoking tools available to support them.