This APPG inquiry will consider the opportunities the UK's exit from the EU presents for devising new UK legislation for vaping products and other reduced risk nicotine delivery systems post-Brexit.
The intention is to propose regulatory divergence from the EU to ensure that UK legislation aligns with the Government’s position on tobacco harm reduction, improves public health, and strengthens the UK’s standing as the world’s most progressive nation on tobacco harm reduction.
Given that the Department of Health and Social Care has announced its intention to release a new Tobacco Control Plan for England in 2021, the work of this inquiry will provide valuable Parliamentary input into a process traditionally run by the civil service.
It is our hope that Parliament can effectively channel the voice of the community to ensure the next Tobacco Control Plan will accelerate the UK’s push towards smoke-free 2030.
Our aim is for a smoke-free UK by 2030. To do this, we need a wide body of evidence from members of the public who have stopped smoking by using vapes or other reduced risk nicotine delivery systems.
APPG to welcome submissions from anyone/any organisation who would like to give evidence including:
· Members of Parliament
· Members of the Public
· Think Tanks
· Primary Healthcare Providers
· Industry Bodies
· Other Relevant Stakeholders