TRPR review acknowledges nicotine pouches' role in smoking harm reduction
In a recently published review of the Tobacco and Related Products Regulations (TRPR), the U.K Department for Health and Social Care acknowledges the role of alternative nicotine products in smoking harm reduction.
Smoking rates are at their lowest ever on record in the UK. Yet, it remains one of the biggest causes of death and disability across the UK. The government has set a target of reducing the number of smokers to 5 percent of the population by 2030, with the TRPR, governing nicotine products sales, and other developments set to play a crucial role in helping to realize the ambition.
The post-implementation review, presented to the Parliament on March 25th, is based on more than five thousand responses from a range of different stakeholders, gathered during a consultation in early 2021.