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Nicotine and Tobacco: Health Hazards

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 18031, tabled on 14 June 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of introducing a traffic light system for the relative health impacts on tobacco and nicotine products.

Answered on

21 June 2022

The next Vaping in England report, commissioned by the Department, includes a chapter on heated tobacco products. It reviews data on use of these products, the evidence for use in smoking cessation and the exposure of users to major toxicants. The report will be published later this summer. In addition, a systematic review on heated tobacco was published by the Cochrane Collaboration earlier this year, which is available at the following link:

https://www.cochranelibrary.com/cdsr/doi/10.1002/14651858.CD013790.pub2/full

No assessment has been made for the introduction of a traffic light system for the relative health impacts on tobacco and nicotine products.