Smoking: Health Services

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered at on 8 February 2024.

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Photo of Mary Glindon Mary Glindon Opposition Whip (Commons)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what guidance her Department has issued to local authority smoking cessation services on whether they can offer disposable vapes through the Swap to Stop scheme; and whether her Department has received representations on the distribution of disposable vapes by local authorities from Yorkshire Cancer Research.

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

We launched the national Swap to Stop scheme in November 2023 to provide local authorities up to one million free vape starter kits, alongside the provision of behavioural support, to help smokers quit smoking. Disposable vapes are not available under the national Swap to Stop scheme. The Department has not received representations from Yorkshire Cancer Research on the distribution of disposable vapes to local authorities.

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