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18th January 2023
UK: Junior health minister Neil O’Brien said yesterday that the government has no current plans to implement further tobacco harm reduction strategies. He also said that because the government encourages users to quit all forms of tobacco, it did not recommend the use of heated tobacco. He added: “Snus is banned in the United Kingdom and we have no plans to introduce additional tobacco products to the market as we have safer nicotine delivery products currently available for smokers to switch to.”
17th January 2023
UK: In answer to a parliamentary question about when the new tobacco control plan and a response to the Khan review would be published, junior health minister Neil O’Brien said Khan’s recommendations were being considered and that further information would be available “in due course”. In the past few months, no official has denied reports that the new plan may not get published under the current government or said when it would be published. This suggests no changes to the alternative tobacco products regime can be expected within the next few years.
12th January 2023
UK: Junior health minister Neil O’Brien has told Parliament that the Committee on Toxicity of Chemicals in Food, Consumer Products and the Environment (COT) is still reviewing the evidence on nicotine pouches and assessing their risk to users. A final position statement will be published once the review is complete, which is expected in early 2023.
9th January 2023
9th January 2023
25th November 2022
24th November 2022
UK: Asked if and when the long-anticipated Tobacco Control Plan might be published, junior health minister Lord Markham told the Lords (Parliament’s upper house) the government was “taking stock” of whether a fresh tobacco control plan was the best way to respond to the recommendations in the Khan review. The same view was shared a few days earlier in the House of Commons by junior minister Neil O’Brien, bringing into question the future of the plan.
21st November 2022
16th November 2022
UK: Tower Hamlets Council in London has announced the seizure by Trading Standards officers of 8,817 g of “illicit banned smokeless tobacco” as well as 640 counterfeit and ‘Potentially dangerous’ e-cigarettes that exceeded the nicotine cap.
3rd November 2022
31st October 2022
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