E-cigarettes Contents



1 Introduction

Our inquiry

2 Reducing Harm

E-cigarettes’ comparative lower harm

Heat-not-burn tobacco products


Uncertainty about long-term effects


3 E-cigarettes and smoking cessation

The evidence on smoking cessation

Young people and a potential gateway to conventional smoking

E-cigarettes as a medically licensed product

‘Leicester partnership’

E-cigarettes in mental health facilities

E-cigarettes in prisons

E-cigarettes in public places

4 Regulation

The refill strength limit

Regulation of health claims

Regulation of e-cigarette ingredients

Regulation of novel tobacco products

Risk-based regulation and taxation

Conclusions and recommendations

Appendix 1: Analysis of replies from English NHS mental health trusts in response to the Committee’s questions

Formal minutes


Published written evidence

List of Reports from the Committee during the current Parliament

Published: 17 August 2018