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Oral Tobacco: Health Hazards

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 121699, tabled on 9 February 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, for what reason the Committee on Toxicity’s review of the toxicological risks associated with oral nicotine pouches was delayed until mid-2022.

Answered on

23 February 2022

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 members in May 2021 and further information was requested. Chemical incident response priorities for the Secretariat have delayed further discussion, but it is estimated that this work will conclude in mid-2022.