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Oral Tobacco: Health Hazards

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 73975, tabled on 12 November 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent progress has been made on Committee on Toxicity’s review of the toxicological risks associated with oral nicotine pouches; and what the planned timetable is for completion of that review.

This answer is the replacement for a previous holding answer.

Answered on

18 November 2021

The Committee on Toxicity of Food, Consumer Products and the Environment is considering tobacco-free oral nicotine pouches and the review is in progress. An initial discussion paper was presented to the Committee in May 2021 and further information was requested. This information is being prepared. It is currently estimated this work will be completed in mid-2022.

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