Oireachtas Joint and Select Committees

Wednesday, 3 November 2021

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Health

General Scheme of the Public Health (Tobacco and Nicotine Inhaling Products) Bill 2019: Department of Health

Photo of Neasa HouriganNeasa Hourigan (Dublin Central, Green Party)
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I thank everybody here today. This is important legislation, which is quite complex. One of the reasons it is complex is that, similar to other issues we will deal with in the committee in the near future, there is not a great deal of relevant research, particularly on vaping. Does that pose a particular challenge in progressing legislation in this area or locking things in now? Do the witnesses envisage the lack of long-term research in this area being an issue?