Impact assessment

Submission to the Independent Review into Standardised Packaging of Tobacco: PHE response

This document provides PHE's written response to the Secretary of State for Health's independent reivew into standardised packaging of tobacco, established November 2013.



The Independent Review into standardised packaging of tobacco was established by the Secretary of State for Health in November 2013, to report by March 2014.

The review’s terms of reference state that it should

take into account the existing and any fresh evidence, as to whether or not the introduction of standardised packaging is likely to have an effect on public health (and what any effect may be), in particular in relation to the health of children.

On 16 December 2013 the review published a method statement and invited research-based evidence by 10 January 2014. This document provides PHE’s written response.