All Party Parliamentary Group on Smoking and Health
Related Documents Click links to download
- Paul Bustow's speech on Article 5.3 - 11 December 2013
- APPG press release - 12 July 2013
- APPG Inquiry on Illicit Trade
- APPG letter to Secretary of State for Health on standardised packaging - 13Feb2013
- APPG press release - Politicians urge the Government to commit to putting tobacco products in standardised packaging
- APPG Political Bulletin, Autumn 2012
- APPG documents
Article 5.3 of the FCTC
On 11 December 2013, APPG Chair, Paul Bustow MP gave a speech to a meeting of the Department of Health and World Health Organization on the importance of Article 5.3 of the FCTC regarding the protection of public health policy from the vested interests of the tobacco industry. Click here to view the speech (pdf).
Time for standardised packaging
The APPG is pleased to note that the Government has commissioned a review of the evidence on standardised packaging and that crossparty support has enabled the addition of an amendment to the Children and Families Bill allowing the Secretary of State to introduce standardised packaging through regulations.
A detailed briefing on standardised packaging for the House of Lords Report stage of the Children and Families Bill is available here (pdf).
About the APPG
ASH provides the secretariat for the All Party Parliamentary Group on Smoking and Health.
The All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Smoking and Health is a cross-party group of Peers and MPs which was founded in 1976 and is currently chaired by Paul Burstow MP.
The agreed purpose of the APPG is: “To monitor and discuss the health and social effects of smoking; to review potential changes in existing legislation to reduce levels of smoking; to assess the latest medical techniques to assist in smoking cessation; and to act as a resource for the group's members on all issues relating to smoking and public health.”
Documents produced by the APPG in the course of its work (including reports and letters) are available here.
The APPG on Smoking and Health is listed on the official register of All Party Parliamentary Groups. A full list of APPG on Smoking and Health members as at May 2012 is available to download as a pdf here.
Officers of the Group
Paul Burstow MP (Liberal Democrat) – elected October 2013.
Bob Blackman MP (Conservative)
Ian Mearns MP (Labour)
Kevin Barron MP (Labour)
Baroness Finlay (Cross Bench)
Baroness O’Cathain OBE (Conservative)
Lord Rennard MBE (Liberal Democrat)
John Robertson MP (Labour)
The short URL to access this page is www.ash.org.uk/APPG