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Litter: Tobacco

Question for Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

UIN 914637, tabled on 22 April 2021

What steps he is taking to reduce tobacco litter.

Answered on

22 April 2021

The most effective way to tackle smoking related litter is by reducing the prevalence of smoking in the first place. The Government has committed to publish a new tobacco control plan for England later this year, to deliver its ambition of a smoke-free country by 2030. We have also recently announced our intention to explore regulatory options to ensure that the tobacco industry takes sufficient financial responsibility for the toxic litter created by its products.

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