Closed consultation

The impact of tobacco laws introduced between 2010 and 2016

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Seeks views on how effective the tobacco legislation that came into force between 2010 and 2016 has been.

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Consultation description

We are conducting a post-implementation review looking at the tobacco legislation introduced between 2010 and 2016.

The review considers how effective tobacco legislation has been in:

  • discouraging young people from taking up smoking and vaping
  • encouraging existing smokers to quit
  • protecting others from the harmful effects of cigarette smoke

The legislation introduced during this time includes bans on:

  • displaying tobacco products and prices in shops
  • selling nicotine-inhaling products, including e-cigarettes, to under 18s
  • buying nicotine-inhaling products on behalf of someone under 18 (proxy purchasing)
  • smoking in cars containing children

We want your opinions and evidence on the legislation. Your views will help us to assess whether the legislation has achieved its objective and whether legislation is still the best way of achieving that objective.


Published 22 July 2019