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Oral Tobacco

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 49818, tabled on 20 May 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he plans to make an assessment of the effectiveness of the ban on snus products.

Answered on

3 June 2020

Snus is banned in the United Kingdom under the Tobacco and Related Products Regulations 2016, which implemented the European Union Tobacco Products Directive. The impact assessment for the 2014 Directive can be found at the following link:

https://ec.europa.eu/health/sites/health/files/tobacco/docs/com_2012_788_ia_en.pdf

The Government will consider in due course reviewing the position on snus, and whether the introduction of this product onto the UK market would promote a proportionate approach to managing risks, one which protects the young and non-smokers, whilst giving smokers access to products which may reduce harm.

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Department of Health and Social Care