Electronic Cigarettes:Written question - 177699

Asked by Jim Shannon
Asked on: 10 October 2018
Department of Health and Social Care
Electronic Cigarettes
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether the UK will continue to include vaping products as tobacco products in the EU Tobacco Products Directive after the EU leaves the UK.
Answered by: Steve Brine
Answered on: 18 October 2018

Vaping products are covered by the European Union Tobacco Products Directive which has been implemented into United Kingdom domestic law through the Tobacco and Related Products Regulations 2016. The Government will introduce legislation to ensure that existing tobacco control legislation continues to operate effectively after EU exit.

Under s58 of the Tobacco and Related Products Regulations 2016 the Government is required to carry out and publish a review of the legislation by May 2021. As announced in the Tobacco Control Plan the Government will review where the UK’s exit from the EU offers us opportunities to re-appraise current regulation to ensure this continues to protect the nation’s health.

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