Consider urgent action to grant specialist vape retailers essential status

Grant specialist vape stores essential retail status allowing them to operate in a safe and controlled manner and help prevent a reversal of the progress in reducing smoking numbers. The removal of access to these products and services could have a lasting effect in the public health of the nation.

This petition closed on 18 Aug 2021 with 9,604 signatures


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1. Consider urgent action to grant specialist vape retailers essential status
05/02/2021 - Petitions

Found: Grant specialist vape stores essential retail status allowing them to operate in a safe and controlled

2. Independent British Vape Trade Association - written evidence
04/06/2019 - Inquiry: The impact of Business Rates on business - Treasury Committee
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Found: Written evidence - Independent British Vape Trade AssociationWritten evidence submitted to the Treasury

3. Association of Convenience Stores - written evidence
15/05/2019 - Inquiry: Post Office network - Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee
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Found: Association of Convenience Stores (PON0026) ACS (the Association of Convenience Stores) welcomes the opportunity

4. Vaping in England: evidence update March 2020
04/03/2020 - Public Health England (PHE)
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Found: intelligence, advocacy, partnerships and the delivery of specialist public health services. We are an executive

5. Prohibition of tobacco displays
12/06/2017 - Parliamentary Research

Found: Introduction 2. The Display Regulations 3. The Specialist Tobacconists Regulations Number CPB05537,

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1. Tobacco Products and Nicotine Inhaling Products (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020
02/11/2020 - Grand Committee

1: Committee do consider the Tobacco Products and Nicotine Inhaling Products (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations - Speech Link
2: decades, smoking rates are at their lowest levels on record in the UK and extensive public health gains - Speech Link

2. Tobacco Control Plan
10/06/2021 - Westminster Hall

1: heart. In my own area of County Durham, adult smoking prevalence is 17%, compared with 13.9% nationally - Speech Link

3. Smokefree England: Covid-19 and PHE Abolition
12/11/2020 - Commons Chamber

1: disparities in smoking rates between the richest and poorest in society; further notes the effect of the covid-19 - Speech Link
2: disparities in smoking rates between the richest and poorest in society; further notes the effect of the covid-19 - Speech Link

4. E-cigarettes
31/10/2019 - Westminster Hall

1: debate in the month of Stoptober, the big anti-smoking initiative, which I think has been successful, - Speech Link
2: to put out often crass and obvious statements on health, did not have the time to come and give us advice - Speech Link

5. Food Supply and Security
14/05/2020 - Lords Chamber

1: does so at a huge cost: to the environment, our health and our food security. Environmentally, the impacts - Speech Link

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Now more than ever, adult smokers who are ready to switch and those who already have done so need continued access to quality vaping products and support that only specialist vape stores can provide. Considering the pressure that the NHS and local authorities are under, we cannot expect them to be able to provide stop smoking services to all who require them. Government must reconsider the classification of vape shops to ensure we are able to continue the great work in reducing smoking numbers.


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