Electronic Cigarettes

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 19th October 2018.

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Photo of Jim Shannon Jim Shannon Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Human Rights), Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Health)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he plans to change the implementation of the EU Tabacco Products Directive in the UK in relation to vaping after the UK leaves the EU.

Photo of Jim Shannon Jim Shannon Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Human Rights), Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Health)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he has plans to introduce legislative proposals to make regulatory changes to (a) help support the growth of the vaping sector after the UK leaves the EU and (b) ensure high standards of product manufacturing for consumers.

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

The Tobacco Products Directive was transposed into United Kingdom law through the Tobacco and Related Products Regulations 2016 (TRPR).

The Department has committed to review the TRPR by May 2021. As announced in the Tobacco Control Plan, the Government will review where the UK’s exit from the European Union offers us opportunities to re-appraise current regulation to ensure this continues to protect the nation’s health. We will look to identify where we can sensibly deregulate without harming public health, or where EU regulations limit our ability to deal with tobacco.

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