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Tobacco: Licensed Premises

Volume 477: debated on Friday 13 June 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether the Government have plans to remove cigarette vending machines from licensed premises. (211201)

The sale of tobacco from vending machines is a topic of consideration within the “Consultation on the future of tobacco control”. This consultation was published on 31 May 2008; copies are available in the Library and are available on the Department's website at:

www.dh.gov.uk/consultations

The consultation will close on 8 September 2008.

The Government welcome responses from all interested stakeholders and will make decisions on further controls on tobacco vending machines in light of the responses to the consultation.