There have been reports this week that the new Secretary of State for Health, Thérèse Coffey, is delaying publication of the new tobacco control plan, along with rumours that the government is not minded to take forward recommendations contained in the summer’s independent tobacco review led by Dr Javed Khan.

In light of this, we have written to Ms Coffey today to re-emphasise our 20 recommendations for reducing smoking which rely on consumer choice, deregulation, competition and private sector innovation. We have also copied the letter to the Minister for Brexit Opportunities, Jacob Rees-Mogg, to highlight five quick wins which simply require scrapping of unnecessary and counterproductive EU regulations within the government’s Brexit Freedoms Bill proposals.

You can read the full letter here.