Electronic Cigarettes

Health written question – answered on 3rd September 2014.

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Photo of David Davies David Davies Chair, Welsh Affairs Committee

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what his policy is on the definition of e-cigarettes as tobacco products under the terms of the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control.

Photo of Jane Ellison Jane Ellison The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health

Electronic cigarettes are not defined as tobacco products under the World Health Organisation (WHO) Framework Convention on Tobacco Control. The regulation of e-cigarettes, is however, scheduled for discussion at the sixth session of the Conference of the Parties to the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control on 13–18 October 2014.

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