Electronic Cigarettes

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 6th November 2018.

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Photo of Philip Davies Philip Davies Conservative, Shipley

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether heated tobacco products will be included in the annual Public Health England report on e-cigarettes; and when that report will be published.

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

Public Health England (PHE) will continue to publish its annual independent academic reviews of the evidence on e-cigarettes up to the end of the Parliament in 2022. The reviews will cover new evidence from research into the health risks of e-cigarettes, including in relation to flavourings in e-liquids. The most recent review, published in February 2018, considered the available literature for heated tobacco products but evidence for these products was in its infancy and mainly published by the tobacco industry.

PHE welcomes and supports researchers to publish their findings on heated tobacco products and will consider whether there is enough new evidence to provide a synthesis in each of the future annual evidence reviews.

The next review is planned for publication early in 2019.

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