Tobacco and Vapes Bill — 16 Apr 2024 at 18:38

“an attack on ordinary people and their culture”,
“absolutely nuts…It’s just mad”.
“If it was the religion of His Majesty to deprive himself of smoking and alcohol, I must point out that my rule of life prescribed as an absolutely sacred rite smoking cigars and also the drinking of alcohol before, after and, if need be, during all meals and in the intervals between them.”
“no control over it…I start to get shaky and it’s almost all I can think of.”
“I don’t know why this legislation is being brought forward”.
“Smoking harms disproportionally affect those with poor mental health and stopping smoking has been shown to be as effective as anti-depressants. The Tobacco and Vapes Bill is a once in a generation opportunity to prevent the known mental and physical harms that smoking causes and regulate commercial interests from undermining the health of future generations.”
“At no point during our long-standing relationship has the idea that the Totally Wicked brand might appeal disproportionately to children been raised, and we have seen no evidence to suggest that our sponsorship has encouraged an uptake of vaping among children.”
“Smoking continues to cut lives short, killing up to two in three long-term users, and placing significant strain on an already overstretched health and social care system. Protecting future generations from the dangers of tobacco is vital if we want to build a healthier future. It is vital that the Bill passes and MPs of all political stripes put prevention at the heart of public policy when it comes to protecting our health.”
“The Secretary of State may by regulations make provision”,
“To be pro-individual choice should mean being against the deliberate addiction of children, young people and young adults to something that will harm them, potentially fatally.”
“Most people who smoke get addicted young… This is about giving our next generation a life free of a cancer-causing addiction which…ends-up killing 2 out of 3”.
“when people are free to choose they choose freedom”.
“proxy purchasing of any age-restricted products is extremely difficult for retailers to detect and prevent.”
“The legislation is needed, and proportionate. Smoking is the leading cause of preventable ill health and death and the major driver of differences between rich and poor…In Gloucestershire, the smoking prevalence in the most deprived quintile of the county is 22% and as many as over 30% of those in routine and manual employment”.
“Furthermore, smoking is the leading cause of 10-20 year reduction in life expectancy in people with serious mental illness, of whom 38% of those in our county are addicted to tobacco. Progression towards a smoke free future will significantly improve the health and well being of those currently in the most adverse circumstances, with nearly 26,000 tobacco dependent households in the county”.
“This legislation has the potential to avoid the 4,653 hospital admissions and 690 premature deaths in Gloucestershire which occur as a result of smoking. Whilst this is a novel policy, there is no reason to think it cannot be successfully implemented.”
“The legislation will have a profound impact on society, as transformative as smokefree legislation was more than a decade ago. It is possible to conceive of a future where smoking no longer addicts and kills thousands of people every year.”
“The…most terrifying words in the English language are: I’m from the government, and I’m here to help”
“My grandfather walked 10 miles to work every day. My father walked five. I’m driving a Cadillac. My son is in a Mercedes. My grandson will be in a Ferrari. But my great grandson will be walking again. Why is that? Tough times create strong people. Strong people create easy times. Easy times create weak people. Weak people create tough times.”
“lead me not into temptation.”
“COPD is an incurable, mortal disease and makes getting around harder and harder for me.”

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Party Summary

Votes by party, red entries are votes against the majority for that party.

What is Tell? '+1 tell' means that in addition one member of that party was a teller for that division lobby.

What are Boths? An MP can vote both aye and no in the same division. The boths page explains this.

What is Turnout? This is measured against the total membership of the party at the time of the vote.

PartyMajority (Aye)Minority (No)BothTurnout
Alliance1 00100.0%
Con178 (+2 tell) 57 (+2 tell)168.6%
DUP0 7087.5%
Independent4 0030.8%
Lab159 0079.5%
LDem5 0033.3%
PC3 00100.0%
Reform UK0 10100.0%
SNP31 0072.1%
Workers Party0 10100.0%
Total:381 66171.2%

Rebel Voters - sorted by party

MPs for which their vote in this division differed from the majority vote of their party. You can see all votes in this division, or every eligible MP who could have voted in this division

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NameConstituencyPartyVote
Adam AfriyieWindsorConno
Sarah AthertonWrexhamCon (front bench)no
Richard BaconSouth NorfolkCon (front bench)no
Kemi BadenochSaffron WaldenCon (front bench)no
Shaun BaileyWest Bromwich WestCon (front bench)no
Steven BakerWycombeCon (front bench)no
Simon BaynesClwyd SouthCon (front bench)no
Jake BerryRossendale and DarwenConno
Graham BradyAltrincham and Sale WestCon (front bench)no
Suella BravermanFarehamConno
Paul BristowPeterboroughCon (front bench)no
Alex BurghartBrentwood and OngarCon (front bench)no
Rehman ChishtiGillingham and RainhamCon (front bench)no
Christopher ChopeChristchurchCon (front bench)no
Simon ClarkeMiddlesbrough South and East ClevelandConno
Brendan Clarke-SmithBassetlawCon (front bench)no
Dehenna DavisonBishop AucklandCon (front bench)no
Sarah DinesDerbyshire DalesCon (front bench)no
Jonathan DjanoglyHuntingdonCon (front bench)no
Jackie Doyle-PriceThurrockCon (front bench)no
James DuddridgeRochford and Southend EastConno
Mark EastwoodDewsburyConno
George EusticeCamborne and RedruthConno
Nicholas FletcherDon ValleyCon (front bench)no
Mark FrancoisRayleigh and WickfordCon (front bench)no
Richard FullerNorth East BedfordshireCon (front bench)no
Chris GreenBolton WestCon (front bench)no
Andrew GriffithArundel and South DownsCon (front bench)no
Jonathan GullisStoke-on-Trent NorthCon (front bench)no
Darren HenryBroxtoweCon (front bench)no
Adam HollowayGraveshamCon (front bench)no
Paul HolmesEastleighCon (front bench)no
Eddie HughesWalsall NorthCon (front bench)no
Tom HuntIpswichCon (front bench)no
Robert JenrickNewarkConno
Gareth JohnsonDartfordCon (front bench)tellno
Greg KnightEast YorkshireCon (front bench)no
Edward LeighGainsboroughCon (front bench)no
Andrew LewerNorthampton SouthCon (front bench)no
Marco LonghiDudley NorthCon (front bench)no
Julia LopezHornchurch and UpminsterCon (front bench)no
Rachel MacleanRedditchCon (front bench)no
Anthony MangnallTotnesCon (front bench)no
Karl McCartneyLincolnCon (front bench)no
Anne Marie MorrisNewton AbbotCon (front bench)no
Tom RandallGedlingCon (front bench)no
Jacob Rees-MoggNorth East SomersetConno
Laurence RobertsonTewkesburyCon (front bench)no
Andrew RosindellRomfordCon (front bench)no
Lee RowleyNorth East DerbyshireCon (front bench)no
Gary SambrookBirmingham, NorthfieldCon (front bench)no
Alec ShelbrookeElmet and RothwellCon (front bench)no
Greg SmithBuckinghamCon (front bench)no
Alexander StaffordRother ValleyCon (front bench)no
Jane StevensonWolverhampton North EastCon (front bench)no
Desmond SwayneNew Forest WestCon (front bench)no
Elizabeth TrussSouth West NorfolkConno
Giles WatlingClactonCon (front bench)no
Craig WhittakerCalder ValleyCon (front bench)tellno
John StevensonCarlisleCon (front bench)both

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