To ask Her Majesty’s Government what scientific research forms the basis of the ban on snus as a smoking substitute.
6 March 2017
A range of evidence has been considered showing that there is no safe way to consume tobacco.
The ban on snus was introduced by the European Union in 1992 and is currently subject to litigation. As long as the United Kingdom is subject to EU law, current arrangements remain in place. The Government is committed to reviewing the existing legislation by 2020.