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Tobacco: Regulation

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 76048, tabled on 16 November 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the Office for Health Improvements and Disparities’ investigation into possible breaches of the prohibition of characterising flavours in tobacco products, whether the testing of menthol cigarettes has been carried out; whether that investigation is on track for completion by the end of this year; and when he expects to announce the outcome of the investigation.

Answered on

24 November 2021

The Office for Health Improvements and Disparities’ testing of selected tobacco products, as part of the Department’s investigation of possible breaches of the prohibition of menthol cigarettes, is ongoing. It is expected to continue into early 2022.