Electronic Cigarettes: Public Places

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 6th March 2020.

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Photo of Alex Cunningham Alex Cunningham Labour, Stockton North

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of extending the ban on smoking in enclosed public spaces to include vaping.

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

Currently, there are no plans to do so. Public Health England’s 2018 evidence review found that to date, there have been no identified health risks of passive vaping to bystanders. The report can be accessed at the following link:

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

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