Anne Main condemns EU diktat on vaping

11th May 2016
Speaking in Prime Minister’s Questions, Anne Main questions the Brussels diktat that includes vaping in the tobacco directive when the Royal College of Physicians, Public Health England, and the Government support vaping as a way of giving up cigarettes.

Yesterday Lord Prior spoke up for vaping as a way of getting off cigarettes; so has the Royal College of Physicians. Why are we bringing in the Brussels diktat that says that we must include vaping in the tobacco directive?


I am happy to look at this issue closely. It is necessary to differentiate between smoking and vaping, because they have very different health effects. I actually think that that is what is being achieved, but I will look into this carefully and will write to my hon. Friend.

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