A Consultation on Electronic Cigarettes and Strengthening Tobacco Control in Scotland

The primary aim of this consultation is to invite views on a range of potential measures for the sale and use of electronic cigarettes and strengthening tobacco control in Scotland.

Business and Regulatory Impacts Considerations

The Scottish Government are committed to the 5 principles of better regulations. These are:

  • Proportionality - Regulators should intervene only when necessary. Remedies should be appropriate to the risk posed, and costs identified and minimised.
  • Accountability - Regulators should be able to justify decisions and be subject to public scrutiny.
  • Consistency - Government rules and standards must be joined up and implemented fairly.
  • Transparency - Regulators should be open, and keep regulations simple and user-friendly.
  • Targeting - Regulation should be focused on the problem and minimise side effects.

46. What is your assessment of the likely financial implications, and / or any other impacts (if any), of the introduction of each of these proposals on you or your organisation?

47. What (if any) other significant financial implications are likely to arise?

48. What lead-in time should be allowed prior to implementation of these measures and how should the public be informed?

49. Do you have any other comments on or suggestions relevant to the proposal?


Email: Claire McDermott

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