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UK: In a debate yesterday (21st July) in the House of Commons, conservative member of parliament (MP) Caroline Johnson brought up the recent
UK: Yesterday, 21st July, Sandwell Trading Standards announced results of recent inspections resulting in the seizure of more than £64,000 worth of illegal
UK: Asked whether the health department is planning to recommend vaping as a substitute for smoking in the upcoming policy papers, Maggie Throup,
UK: The Intellectual Property Office (IPO) has reported that IP infringement related to e-cigarette products was reported by more than 30% of local Trading Standards
UK: E-cigarette retailer VPZ has initiated a petition calling on the British government to impose an outright ban on the sale of cigarettes and smoking,
UK: Today, the Independent review into smoke-free 2030 policies led by Javed Khan was published. The document lays out proposals for England to
UK: At today's meeting of the Environment and Climate Change Committee, the state secretary for environment, food and rural affairs – George Eustice
UK - Guernsey: Guernsey’s health commission is calling for increased control of e-cigarette sales aligning the local framework with the UK one, press
UK - Scotland: Several organisations – ASH Scotland, the Marine Conservation Society, Zero Waste Scotland, Scottish Water, and Keep Scotland Beautiful – have
UK: Javed Khan, who has been tasked by the government to to head an independent review into tobacco control, has tweeted that the presentation of the
UK: The UK Vaping Industry Association (UKVIA) has called for more control over e-cigarette sales in order to clamp down on selling to under-age
UK: Javed Khan, who has been tasked by the government to head an independent tobacco review, stated that he will present his recommendations to
UK (Scotland): The government consultation about restricting the advertising of e-cigarettes closed yesterday. The consultation revolved around imposing a ban on advertising on
UK: Yesterday, 26th April 2022, a Westminster Hall debate on the progress of the government's Smokefree 2030 ambition took place. The MPs expressed
UK: In response to a parliamentary question, junior environment minister Jo Churchill said no specific assessment had been made of the number of vape pens that
UK: A Westminster Hall debate will be held tomorrow, 26th April, on the progress towards the government’s smokefree 2030 ambition.
UK: Health secretary Sajid Javid has told Parliament that the independent review of tobacco control, headed by Javed Khan, should be published in May.
UK: Westminster City Council and the Metropolitan Police have seized 4,500 disposables with excessive nicotine levels and 420 counterfeit e-cigarettes from a souvenir
UK: The Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has said that while there has been much interest from companies that wish to
UK: A plastic packaging tax that applies, among other things, to plastic protective film around a box, has entered into effect. A tax rate
UK: Junior health minister Maggie Throup told MPs during a debate on “Smoke-free England” that the government’s tobacco control plan would be published
UK: The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has published its eagerly awaited Post-Implementation Review of Tobacco Legislation. It says the government will
UK: Trading Standards Sandwell have seized more than 1,600 illegal disposable vapes from two shops. Non-compliant products exceeded the maximum volume of 2 ml
UK: Lancashire County Council reported yesterday that Trading Standards had carried out inspections of vape shops in response to a huge increase in the
UK: Conservative MP Bob Blackman today called on the government to raise the purchasing age for tobacco products from 18 to 21 and introduce a
UK: David Jones, Conservative MP from Clwyd West in Wales, asked the health secretary what steps the department is taking to help ensure
UK: Trading standards for Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole (BCP) has announced results of inspections of under-age sales of e-cigarettes, revealing that more than half
UK: The Local Government Association (LGA), which represents councils in England and Wales, has called on the government to lower the VAT on e-cigarettes
UK: The West Northamptonshire Council trading standards department has inspected five shops following complaints of underage (under-18s) sales. Three of the shops asked
UK: Maggie Throup, parliamentary undersecretary for health, said that there are no current plans to review smoke-free legislation to include vaping. “The provision
UK (Scotland): Trading Standards officers found a wide range of non-compliant single-use or disposable vaping devices on sale in Scotland between October and