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Tobacco: Retail Trade

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN HL15775, tabled on 15 May 2019

To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of the paper Impact of a ban on the open display of tobacco products in retail outlets on never smoking youth in the UK: findings from a repeat cross-sectional survey before, during and after implementation, published in the British Medical Journal in May; and whether they will consider the implications of those findings for other unhealthy commodity industries, including gambling.

Answered on

24 May 2019

The Government keeps all such evidence on the impact of its policies under review, including the possible wider application of individual policies to other areas. The Government intends to conduct a formal post-implementation review of this legislation with a report due in spring 2020 and evidence of this nature will be looked at to assess the overall impact of legislation. There are no plans to extend the current ban on open display of tobacco products in retail outlets to other products.