Date lodged: 12 November 2018
To ask the Scottish Government when it will launch the consultation on restricting the promotion of e-cigarettes, which was announced in its Tobacco Control Action Plan, and what the timetable will be.
Answered by: Joe FitzPatrick 21 November 2018
The Scottish Government will launch a consultation on restricting domestic advertising and promotion of e-cigarettes in early 2019. This timetable will allow for the Tobacco Products and Nicotine Inhaling Products (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018 to come into force. These Regulations which are currently being considered in the UK Parliament cover electronic cigarette advertising and are likely to come into force in early 2019. If the UK and the EU reach a withdrawal agreement which means these EU Exit Regulations are no longer required then our consultation may begin sooner.