All Party Parliamentary Group on Smoking and Health
Related Documents Click links to download
- 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
Standardised packaging: Time to act
The Government has now announced that it will not be proceeding at this time with legislation to introduce standardised packaging for cigarettes and other tobacco products.
This is extremely disappointing, but it is not the end of the story.
We want Parliament to be given the chance to debate and vote on the issue as soon as possible. Every day 570 children in the UK become smokers: standardised packaging is urgently needed to protect them from tobacco industry marketing.
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