The All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Smoking and Health has published a number of inquiries and reports. You can view these below.
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On 9th June 2021 the APPG published their recommendations for the next Tobacco Control Plan and the measures needed to secure the Government’s ambition of a Smokefree country by 2030. The report calls for further regulations, increased funding levied from the tobacco industry on a polluter pays principle and investment in the communities where smoking has the biggest impact.
Published in response to the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care’s policy paper ‘Prevention is better than cure’ and ahead of the Department for Health and Social Care’s Green Paper on Prevention, this report sets out the national policies required to achieve the Government’s ambition of a ‘Smokefree Generation’ set out in the 2017 Tobacco Control Plan for England.
Following an evidence session on Tuesday 10th January 2017, the All Party Parliamentary Group on Smoking and Health published the report Burning Injustice – reducing tobacco driven harm and inequality. The report provides recommendations to the government, local authorities and the NHS for effective action to further reduce smoking prevalence at a time of austerity.
Representation to the 2015 Spending Review 2015 – October 2015
This report outlines evidence to support a significant increase in spending on tobacco control. The report provides a summary of the evidence presented at an Inquiry by the APPG into the cost-effectiveness of tobacco control and was submitted as evidence to the Treasury’s 2015 Comprehensive Spending Review.
Inquiry into the illicit trade in tobacco products – March 2013
Published following an Inquiry into the illicit trade in tobacco products. The Inquiry followed the adoption of the Illicit Trade Protocol, a subsidiary treaty under the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC), at the fifth Conference of the Parties to the FCTC in November 2012. Written evidence was submitted to the Inquiry by a range of experts and organisations and is available to download:
Tobacco front groups and third party lobbying tactics – January 2014
The tobacco industry has a long history of using front groups to influence the policy process and undermine tobacco control. This report sets out a summary of information in the public domain at the time about front groups and third party advocates with links to the tobacco industry and their role in recent UK legislative process.
Published in response to the Smoking in Private Vehicles Bill 2010-11, introduced to parliament by Alex Cunningham MP under the Ten Minute Rule, which aimed to ban smoking in private vehicles where there are children aged under 18 present.
Published ahead of the 2010 Spending Review, this report sets out the effectiveness and cost effectiveness of tobacco control and the importance of continued Government investment in it.
The recommendations in this report include: Global leadership to end smoking. ‘Polluter pays’ Smokefree 2030 Fund for tobacco control. Comprehensive strategy: targeted investment to reduce inequalities; plus tougher regulations to further denormalise smoking. Improved data collection and analysis to inform progress. Interim targets for 2025: further action to be taken if not on track by […]Read More