Tobacco: Sales

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 5th February 2019.

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Photo of Sharon Hodgson Sharon Hodgson Shadow Minister (Public Health)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the Tobacco Products and Nicotine Inhaling Products (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018, whether products produced before the UK leaves the EU will still be legal to sell after the UK leaves the EU.

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

In the event of the United Kingdom leaving the European Union without a deal, the Tobacco Products and Nicotine Inhaling Products (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 allow for tobacco products produced before exit day, with EU picture warnings, to be sold for 12 months after exit day. Any products manufactured after exit day will need to include the new picture health warnings which are introduced by the above legislation.

Tobacco products and e-cigarettes which have been notified via the EU notification system prior to exit day will not need to be notified again after exit day, unless there are substantive change to products.

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