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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Consultations on standardised packaging and smoking in cars are now closed

Helping to prevent the next generation of children and young people from starting to smoke is a key objective of the APPG. Therefore, the Group warmly welcomes the publication of draft regulations on standardised packaging and draft regulations on making private vehicles smokefree under the Children and Families Act and looks forward to the finalised regulations being brought before Parliament as soon as possible.

The consultation on the content of the draft Regulations is now closed and they have been notified to Europe, which is a process that will last for six months. You can read Sir Cyril Chantler’s review of the public health case for introducing standardised ”plain” packaging for tobacco products here.