Tobacco

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 11th March 2019.

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Photo of Virendra Sharma Virendra Sharma Labour, Ealing, Southall

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 20 February 2019 to Question 222001, when Public Health England plans to undertake an independent academic review of heated tobacco products.

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

Holding answer received on 11 March 2019

Under the Government’s Tobacco Control Plan for England, Public Health England (PHE) is committed to conducting an annual review of the evidence on e-cigarettes and other nicotine delivery systems until the end of the Parliament in 2022. This can be viewed at the following link:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/towards-a-smoke-free-generation-tobacco-control-plan-for-england

The scope of these reviews includes heated tobacco products and PHE published an evidence review of e-cigarettes and heated tobacco products in February 2018. The review is available at the following link:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/e-cigarettes-and-heated-tobacco-products-evidence-review

The Government currently has no plans to conduct a separate review of heated tobacco products outside of the programme.

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