New UK government could tighten rules on youth vaping but support adult use

As Britain’s new prime minister, Keir Starmer, settles into 10 Downing Street, attempts are already being made to push novel nicotine regulation to the top of his agenda. At the same time, of course, similar attempts are being made by lobbyists and stakeholders in every sector.

The British Medical Journal (BMJ) has published an open letter signed by more than 1,400 academics and health professions urging Starmer’s Labour government to “put reintroduction of the Tobacco and Vapes Bill…front and centre”.

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Barnaby Page

Editorial director
Before joining ECigIntelligence in early 2014 as one of its first employees, Barnaby had a 30-year career as a reporter and editor for newspapers, magazines and online services, working in Canada, the US and the Middle East as well as his current British location. He has edited publications covering fields including technology and the advertising industry, and was launch editor of the first large daily online news service in the British regional media. Barnaby also writes on classical music and film for a number of publications. Barnaby manages the editorial and reporting teams and works closely with the analyst teams, to ensure that all content meets high standards of quality and relevance. He also writes for the site occasionally, mostly on science-related issues, and is a member of the Association of British Science Writers.

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