All Party Parliamentary Group on Smoking and Health


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A meeting of the APPG The All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Smoking and Health is a cross-party group of Peers and MPs that was founded in 1976. It is currently chaired by Rt Hon Paul Burstow MP.

ASH provides the secretariat for the All Party Parliamentary Group on Smoking and Health. Documents produced by the APPG in the course of its work (including reports and letters) are available on this site.

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Smoking in cars with children present to be illegal from October 2015

Regulations to prohibit smoking in cars when children are present were laid before Parliament on 17th December 2014 and were approved in February 2015. The APPG warmly welcomes the news that the law will take effect on 1 October 2015.

Standard packs to be voted on before the General Election

On Wednesday 21st January, Public Health Minister Jane Ellison MP announced in the House of Commons that the Government would ensure a vote on standardised packaging Regulations before the next General Election. The APPG welcomes the Minister’s announcement and looks forward to the finalised regulations being brought before Parliament.