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Electronic Cigarettes

Question for Department of Health

UIN 209746, tabled on 26 September 2014

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of progress by the British Standards Institute towards the creation of a publicly available specification for e-cigarettes.

Answered on

15 October 2014

The Department has not undertaken an assessment of work on developing best practice standards by the British Standards Institute.

The revised Tobacco Products Directive (Directive 2014/40/EU), which will enter into force from May 2016, will ensure a high level of health protection for United Kingdom citizens. It will introduce a new system of regulation for e-cigarettes and the continued availability of products that meet the regulatory requirements. We will consult, in due course, on plans for implementation.

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