Public consultation about smoking – Department of Health and Social Care – closes 6 December 2023

13th October 2023

This public consultation is on the proposed actions the UK Government and devolved administrations will take to tackle smoking and youth vaping.

It asks questions in 3 areas for which new legislation would be needed, which are:

  1. Creating a smokefree generation: consulting on the smokefree generation policy and its scope.
  2. Tackling youth vaping: consulting on several options to ensure we take the most appropriate and impactful steps, building on England’s analysis of the youth vaping call for evidence.
  3. Enforcement: consulting on the proposal to introduce new powers for local authorities in England and Wales to issue fixed penalty notices to enforce age of sale legislation of tobacco products and vapes.

Details about the consultation ( website)

Online survey about the consultation