Policy Brief: The Tobacco and Vapes Bill - what does it mean for Northern Ireland?
Tobacco and Vapes

IPH has published a Policy Brief on the UK Tobacco and Vapes Bill and what it will mean for Northern Ireland in the near future. Access the policy brief here

The Bill seeks to reduce smoking and tackle vaping among young people and was introduced to the UK Parliament on Wednesday 20 March 2024.

If passed, the law will ban the sale of tobacco products to anyone born after 2009 and will also change the way that e-cigarettes or vapes are marketed and sold so that children are less likely to use them. 

The Department of Health and Social Care has published an impact assessment and series of factsheets on the Tobacco and Vapes Bill which can be accessed here.

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