NNA Webinar: UK harm reduction post-Brexit: Can consumers escape EU Restrictions?
We are delighted to invite you to join us for an online webinar discussion with Mark Pawsey MP, Clive Bates and Louise Ross from 6pm – 7pm (GMT) on Thursday 26th November. We will be discussing the subject ‘UK harm reduction post-Brexit: Can consumers escape EU Restrictions?’.
How can consumers ensure the UK will escape excessive EU regulations on safer nicotine products post-Brexit? The NNA wrote to the Department of Health and the Number 10 Policy Unit recently to suggest a coherent post-Brexit strategy for regulating safer nicotine delivery options. But isn’t it a given that when we leave the EU the restrictions will cease to be anyway from January 1st 2021? Well, perhaps not. If the government does not diverge from the EU TPD in 2021 we could be saddled with not only the same restrictions we have now but also further, more stringent controls, which would severely affect both current safer nicotine users and smokers who are thinking about switching. How would that help or hinder the government’s ‘levelling up’ and ‘smoke-free 2030’ aspirations? How can consumers ensure that our products are not a victim of further EU interference? How do we convince UK politicians that this is one of the hills they should die on during Brexit negotiations in defence of millions of former smokers and smokers who might benefit in the future? What would a post-Brexit regulatory landscape look like and what can UK consumers do to ensure our world-leading approach to harm reduction continues and improves?
We will be discussing how the government’s post-Brexit plans could be tailored away from excessive EU regulation on safer nicotine products by following our ten key proposals, and what the consumer role could be towards that.