Tobacco

Department of Health written question – answered on 20th January 2017.

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Photo of Charles Walker Charles Walker Chair, Procedure Committee, Chair, Procedure Committee

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what his policy is on the need for an independent review of the evidence relating to heated tobacco innovations.

Photo of Charles Walker Charles Walker Chair, Procedure Committee, Chair, Procedure Committee

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if his Department will ask Public Health England to undertake a review of heated tobacco innovations in the manner of its previous review of e-cigarettes.

Photo of Nicola Blackwood Nicola Blackwood The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health

The Tobacco and Related Products Regulations 2016 require a range of information to be submitted to the Government on novel tobacco products including heated tobacco innovations. The Committee on Toxicity has been asked to review the toxicological data that has been submitted. Public Health England will review any independent publicly available research that has been undertaken.

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