Electronic Cigarettes: Marketing

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered at on 16 November 2023.

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Photo of Rachael Maskell Rachael Maskell Labour/Co-operative, York Central

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will take steps to ensure that the marketing of vaping is subject to the same rules smoking tobacco.

Photo of Rachael Maskell Rachael Maskell Labour/Co-operative, York Central

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will bring forward legislative proposals to ensure that all vaping products are sold in plain packaging.

Photo of Rachael Maskell Rachael Maskell Labour/Co-operative, York Central

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make it his policy to remove the range of flavours and colours from vaping products.

Photo of Andrea Leadsom Andrea Leadsom The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

The Government is committed to bringing forward legislative proposals to tackle youth vaping as part of the Tobacco and Vapes bill which was announced in the King’s Speech on 7 November 2023.

The Bill will restrict the sale and marketing of vapes to children, including restricting vape flavours, packaging, product presentation and display. Details of the full range of proposals under consideration are set out in the Government consultation, Creating a smokefree generation and tackling youth vaping, which closes on 6 December 2023. More information is available at the following link:

https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/creating-a-smokefree-generation-and-tackling-youth-vaping

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