What Can You Do?
In response to the WHO and similar organisations, the All Party Parliamentary Group for Vaping has launched an inquiry with a view to recommending new legislation on vaping and smoke-free products. They are looking to get as much information from the Public as possible, in particular;
- How have vaping products, heated tobacco and nicotine pouches helped people stop smoking?
- Could you have benefited from hearing about and having access to these products sooner?
- What do you think the lawmakers should be doing to make information and access to these products better for smokers?
Many vapers and consumers of other alternatives, such as heated tobacco and nicotine pouches, have benefited from the use of these products in enabling them to stop smoking. It is essential restrictions are not tightened that would prevent access to and information on these products for smokers.
It is time to have your say. Make your voice heard!
Visit the All Party Parliamentary Group for Vaping website - https://beyondtpd.co.uk
Click Submit Evidence
Share your story
All submissions must be sent by Thursday 27 May 2021
The Tobacco and Related Products Regulations 2016 (TRPR) came in to force with the aim of providing a regulatory framework for vaping products in the UK, these regulations were guided by EU law.
The UK government has an obligation to evaluate the above law after five years to determine its effectiveness (Post Implementation Review). In addition, the government will review the tobacco and e-cigarette regulatory framework to protect the UK’s “health and support prevention Green Paper ambition to make England smoke-free by 2030.”
Could Vaping Be Banned In The UK?
Many have seen the worrying anti-vaping dialogue of organisations such as the World Health Organisation (WHO). They are ramping up their campaign to ban or restrict vaping and other smoke-free alternatives. The WHO is an organisation with extraordinary reach and power and has the influence to affect government policies throughout the world. Many countries have already banned some forms of vaping through flavour bans and refillable systems.
Although there is a consensus amongst UK Public Health Bodies that vaping is a safer alternative to tobacco, there is still uncertainty if this will translate in to positive tobacco harm reduction policy changes.
Make your voice heard by submitting your story (see above).