Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 22nd March 2018.

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Photo of Alex Sobel Alex Sobel Labour/Co-operative, Leeds North West

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of trends in the level of smoking cessations as a result of the introduction of regulations on the minimum size of tobacco and cigarette packs in 2017.

Photo of Steve Brine Steve Brine The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

The Standardised Packaging of Tobacco Products Regulations 2015 came into force on 20 May 2016. It is too soon to effectively evaluate the impact of this legislation; however, the Government is committed to completing and publishing a full post-implementation review before 20 May 2021, and to publishing subsequent reports at intervals not exceeding five years.

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