DHSC: The impact of tobacco laws introduced between 2010 and 2016

DHSC: The impact of tobacco laws introduced between 2010 and 2016

DHSC are conducting a post-implementation review looking at the tobacco legislation introduced between 2010 and 2016. The review considers how effective tobacco legislation has been in:

  • discouraging young people from taking up smoking and vaping
  • encouraging existing smokers to quit
  • protecting others from the harmful effects of cigarette smoke

The legislation introduced during this time includes bans on:

  • displaying tobacco products and prices in shops
  • selling nicotine-inhaling products, including e-cigarettes, to under 18s
  • buying nicotine-inhaling products on behalf of someone under 18 (proxy purchasing)
  • smoking in cars containing children

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