24 May 2024

RCP responds to the loss of the Tobacco and Vapes Bill

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Commenting on the exclusion of the Bill, Professor Sanjay Agrawal, the RCP's special adviser on tobacco, said:

“While it’s certainly disappointing to see the Tobacco and Vapes Bill excluded from the Commons schedule, we’re hopeful that whoever forms the next government will take it forward.

“This Bill has the potential to save tens of thousands of lives and the NHS billions of pounds. It already has the support of all four Chief Medical Officers in the United Kingdom and is set to be one of the most monumental public health interventions the government will have made in decades.

“We look forward to seeing the next government expedite this vital legislation as a matter of urgency.”