Tobacco and Vapes Bill 2023-24


Make provision about the supply of tobacco, vapes and other products, including provision prohibiting the sale of tobacco to people born on or after 1 January 2009; and to enable product requirements to be imposed in connection with tobacco, vapes and other products.

What is this Bill?

The Tobacco and Vapes Bill is a Government Bill tabled by a Minister of the Crown.

Is this Bill currently before Parliament?

Yes. This Bill was introduced on 20 March 2024 and is currently before Parliament.

Whose idea is this Bill?

Government Bills implement the legislative agenda of the Government. This agenda, and the Bills that will implement it, are outlined in the Queen's Speech at the Session's State Opening of Parliament.

What type of Bill is this?

Government Bills are technically Presentation Bills, but the Government can use its legislative time to ensure the schedule of debates to scrutinise the Bill.

So is this going to become a law?

Though the Bill can be amended from its original form, the Bill will almost certainly be enacted in law before the end of the Session, or will be carried over to the subsequent Session.

How can I find out exactly what this Bill does?

The most straightforward information is contained in the initial Explanatory Notes for the Bill.

Would you like to know more?

See these Glossary articles for more information: Government Bills, Process of a Bill

Official Bill Page Initial Explanatory Notes Initial Briefing papers Ministerial Extracts from Debates All Bill Debates

Next Event: There is no future stage currently scheduled for this bill

Last Event: Tuesday 14th May 2024 - Committee stage: 7th sitting (Commons)

Bill Progession through Parliament

Commons - 60%

Latest Key documents

Bill Debate
14/05/2024
Briefing paper
10/04/2024
Explanatory Note
20/03/2024

Timeline of Bill Documents and Stages

24th May 2024
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 24 May 2024
23rd May 2024
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 23 May 2024
22nd May 2024
Legislative Consent Motions-devolved legislatures
Legislative Consent Motion agreed by the Northern Ireland Assembly - 22 May 2024
22nd May 2024
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 22 May 2024
21st May 2024
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 21 May 2024
17th May 2024
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 17 May 2024
16th May 2024
Bill
Bill 220 2023-24 (as amended in Public Bill Committee)
16th May 2024
Bill
Bill 220 2023-24 - XML version (as amended in Public Bill Committee)
15th May 2024
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 15 May 2024
14th May 2024
Committee stage: 8th sitting (Commons)
14th May 2024
Committee stage: 7th sitting (Commons)
14th May 2024
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by HM Revenue & Customs (TVB42)
14th May 2024
Written evidence
Correspondence submitted by the Imported Tobacco Products Advisory Council (on the composition of the membership and selection of witnesses) (TVB51)
14th May 2024
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by the British Heart Foundation (TVB44)
14th May 2024
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by Philip Morris Limited (TVB45)
14th May 2024
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by the National Fire Chiefs Council (TVB46)
14th May 2024
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by The Children's Commissioner (TVB48)
14th May 2024
Written evidence
Correspondence submitted by Rupert Lewis, Director, Tobacco Manufacturers' Association (TMA) (on the composition of the membership and selection of witnesses) (TVB52)
14th May 2024
Written evidence
Correspondence submitted by the Association of Independent Tobacco Specialists (on the composition of the membership and selection of witnesses) (TVB53)
14th May 2024
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by Imperial Brands (TVB55)
14th May 2024
Bill proceedings: Commons
All proceedings up to 14 May 2024 at Public Bill Committee Stage
14th May 2024
Selection of amendments: Commons
Chairs’ provisional selection and grouping of amendments in Committee-14 May 2024
14th May 2024
Amendment Paper
Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 14 May 2024
14th May 2024
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by Cancer Research UK (TVB41)
14th May 2024
Written evidence
Correspondence submitted by Daniel Freeman - Director - James J Fox (on the composition of the membership and selection of witnesses (TVB50)
14th May 2024
Written evidence
Correspondence submitted by C.Gars Ltd (on the composition of the membership and selection of witnesses) (TVB49)
14th May 2024
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by the Institute for Social Marketing and Health, University of Stirling (TVB47)
14th May 2024
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by Asthma + Lung UK (TVB43)
14th May 2024
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by Arcus Compliance Ltd (TVB40)
14th May 2024
Written evidence
Correspondence submitted by John Dunne, Director General of the UK Vaping Industry Association, to George Howarth MP, (on incorrect information presented to the Tobacco and Vapes Bill Committee) (TVB54)
14th May 2024
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by the Mental Health and Smoking Partnership (MHSP) (TVB56)
13th May 2024
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 13 May 2024
10th May 2024
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 10 May 2024
9th May 2024
Committee stage: 6th sitting (Commons)
9th May 2024
Committee stage: 5th sitting (Commons)
9th May 2024
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by Dr Matthew Rimmer, Professor of Intellectual Property and Innovation Law, Faculty of Business and Law, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Queensland (TVB39)
9th May 2024
Amendment Paper
Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 9 May 2024
9th May 2024
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by The Grassroots Campaign Against the Tobacco Ban (TVB35)
9th May 2024
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by The Campaign for Children's Lung Health (TVB34)
9th May 2024
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by Public Health Scotland (TVB33)
9th May 2024
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by Jordon Anderson (TVB31)
9th May 2024
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by the Nottingham Centre for Public Health and Epidemiology, University of Nottingham (TVB30)
9th May 2024
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by UCL Tobacco and Alcohol Research Group (UTARG) (TVB32)
9th May 2024
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by The Incident Response Group, Public Health Wales (TVB36)
9th May 2024
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by Ann McNeill, Professor of Tobacco Addiction, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, King's College London (supplementary) (TVB37)
9th May 2024
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by ASH Scotland (supplementary) (TVB38)
8th May 2024
Selection of amendments: Commons
Chairs’ provisional selection and grouping of amendments in Committee - 9 May 2024
8th May 2024
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 8 May 2024
7th May 2024
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 7 May 2024
3rd May 2024
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 3 May 2024
2nd May 2024
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 2 May 2024
1st May 2024
Committee stage:s: 4th sitting (Commons)
1st May 2024
Committee stage:s: 3rd sitting (Commons)
1st May 2024
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by Nishi Patel (TVB20)
1st May 2024
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by David Francis, Senior Enforcement Officer, Aberdeen City Council (TVB23)
1st May 2024
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by the European Smoking Tobacco Association (ESTA) (TVB24)
1st May 2024
Amendment Paper
Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 1 May 2024
1st May 2024
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by Andrej Kuttruf, CEO, Evapo (TVB25)
1st May 2024
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by Japan Tobacco International (JTI) (TVB19)
1st May 2024
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by New Nicotine Alliance (TVB21)
1st May 2024
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by Hunters & Frankau Ltd (TVB22)
1st May 2024
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by Hon. Wan Saiful Wan Jan, Member of Parliament for Tasek Gelugor, Malaysia (TVB29)
1st May 2024
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by the UK Vaping Industry Association (UKVIA) (TVB28)
1st May 2024
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by Carol Fraser, Senior Trading Standards Officer, North Lanarkshire Council (TVB27)
1st May 2024
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by The Asian Trader, Asian Media Group (TVB26)
30th April 2024
Committee stage: 2nd sitting (Commons)
30th April 2024
Committee stage: 1st sitting (Commons)
30th April 2024
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by Paul Cheema (TVB15)
30th April 2024
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by the Local Government Association (LGA) (TVB11)
30th April 2024
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by Sautter Cigars (TVB16)
30th April 2024
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by Dr Jasmine Khouja, Senior Research Associate in Smoking Studies, University of Bristol (TVB18)
30th April 2024
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by British American Tobacco UK Limited (BAT UK) (TVB17)
30th April 2024
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by Cigars Unlimited (TVB13)
30th April 2024
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by the Tobacco Manufacturers' Association (TMA) (TVB09)
30th April 2024
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by the Imported Tobacco Products Advisory Council (ITPAC) (TVB08)
30th April 2024
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by Tor Imports Ltd (TVB07)
30th April 2024
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by the Association of Convenience Stores (ACS) (TVB06)
30th April 2024
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by Davidoff of London (TVB05)
30th April 2024
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by the European Cigar Manufacturers Association (ECMA) (TVB12)
30th April 2024
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by Barkers of Harrogate (TVB02)
30th April 2024
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by the Scandinavian Tobacco Group A/S (TVB10)
30th April 2024
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by Havana House (TVB04)
30th April 2024
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by C.Gars Ltd & Turmeaus Tobacconist (TVB03)
30th April 2024
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by J.J. Fox (St James's) Limited (TVB01)
30th April 2024
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by Gawith Hoggarth & Co. Ltd (TVB14)
30th April 2024
Amendment Paper
Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 30 April 2024
29th April 2024
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 29 April 2024
24th April 2024
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 24 April 2024
22nd April 2024
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 22 April 2024
17th April 2024
Press notices
Tobacco and Vapes Bill: call for evidence
16th April 2024
2nd reading (Commons)
16th April 2024
Ways and Means resolution
16th April 2024
Money resolution
16th April 2024
Programme motion
10th April 2024
Briefing papers
Research Briefing on the Bill
20th March 2024
1st reading (Commons)
20th March 2024
Bill
Bill 189 2023-24 (as introduced) - xml download
20th March 2024
Bill
Bill 189 2023-24 (as introduced)
20th March 2024
Impact Assessments
Impact Assessment from the Department of Health & Social Care
20th March 2024
Explanatory Notes
Bill 189 EN 2023-24
20th March 2024
Delegated Powers Memorandum
Delegated Powers Memorandum from the Department of Health and Social Care