Consultation outcome

Draft regulations on the sale and manufacture of tobacco products

This consultation has concluded

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Detail of outcome

This report provides an overview of the responses received and a summary of the main themes that emerged in response to the consultation.

The report also sets out how the regulations will been amended to reflect the information gathered during the consultation. The final stage Impact Assessment and the Equality Analysis were updated following the 2015 consultation.

The new regulations came into force on 20 May 2016 and are published on

Original consultation


Seeks views on draft regulations on implementing the revised EU Tobacco Products Directive (2014/40/EU).

This consultation ran from

Consultation description

The revised EU Tobacco Products Directive (2014/40/EU) will replace existing legislation on regulating the sale and manufacture of tobacco products and for the first time regulate e-cigarettes and herbal products. It will apply from 20 May 2016.

The UK has some flexibility in how it might choose to implement the new rules. The purpose of this consultation is to seek further information on the impact of the Directive and flexibilities to inform the government’s final decisions on implementation.

Alongside the consultation, we have also published a draft impact assessment and equality assessment.


Published 2 July 2015
Last updated 20 May 2016 + show all updates
  1. Added the Equalities Analysis and links to the Impact Assessment and Regulations.

  2. Added consultation response

  3. Added updated response form to add clarity to what Q21 is asking.

  4. First published.