WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 28th January 2020.

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Photo of Gareth Johnson Gareth Johnson Conservative, Dartford

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he plans to represent the UK at the 9th Conference of the Parties to the World Health Organisation’s Framework of Convention for Tobacco Control; and whether his Department plans to advocate within that forum for the UK position that vaping products are an effective smoking cessation tool.

Photo of Gareth Johnson Gareth Johnson Conservative, Dartford

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will take steps to ensure that in advance of the 9th Conference of the Parties to the World Health Organisation Framework Convention on Tobacco Control the WHO and its Europe region endorse the UK position that vaping products are an effective smoking cessation option.

Photo of Jo Churchill Jo Churchill The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

Departmental officials will be attending the 9th World Health Organisation Framework Convention on Tobacco Control Conference of the Parties (CoP) as is usual practice for such events. At the CoP, officials would expect to set out the United Kingdom Government’s position on vaping.

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