Results 21–40 of 89 for smoking speaker:Maggie Throup

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Smoking: Health Education (28 Jun 2022)

Maggie Throup: The Department is currently considering the recommendations made in the ‘The Khan review: making smoking obsolete’. This includes proposals related to e-cigarettes, heated tobacco and nicotine pouches and proposals to assist smokers to quit, such as through the introduction of pack inserts. Our response to the review will be included in the forthcoming white paper on health disparities,...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Electronic Cigarettes (27 Jun 2022)

Maggie Throup: ...smokers were also current vape or dual users, compared with 14.3% in 2015 and 12% of ex-smokers were current vape users in 2020 compared with 8% in 2015. Approximately 1.1% of adults who had never smoked were current vape users in 2020, compared with 0.2% in 2015.

Heart and Circulatory Diseases (Covid-19) (23 Jun 2022)

Maggie Throup: ...any doubt—that I am determined to tackle this issue. It is something I am very passionate about. Very shortly, we will be publishing our health disparities White Paper. We need to tackle obesity, smoking, alcohol and drugs, because they are factors that impact on people’s health, including, disproportionately, cardiovascular disease.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Tobacco: Research (21 Jun 2022)

Maggie Throup: The next Vaping in England report, commissioned by the Department, includes a chapter on heated tobacco products. It reviews data on use of these products, the evidence for use in smoking cessation and the exposure of users to major toxicants. The report will be published later this summer. In addition, a systematic review on heated tobacco was published by the Cochrane Collaboration earlier...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Alcoholic Drinks: Children and Young People (26 May 2022)

Maggie Throup: The Smoking Drinking and Drug Use among Young People in England survey, commissioned by NHS Digital, is a biennial survey which collects information on drinking behaviours and attitudes among secondary school pupils. Due to the pandemic, fieldwork for the next survey recommenced in the 2021 autumn term and the findings will be published in summer 2022. The findings from the 2018 survey are...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Oral Tobacco: Health Hazards (20 May 2022)

Maggie Throup: ...products are harmful to health by causing oral, oesophageal and pancreatic cancers. It remains our policy to help people to quit all forms of tobacco use through behavioural support from stop smoking services, nicotine replacement therapy or e-cigarettes.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Tobacco: Health Hazards (28 Apr 2022)

Maggie Throup: ...-cigarettes and heated tobacco products in 2018 suggests that heat-not-burn products still pose harm to users and bystanders, although they are likely to be less harmful than conventional cigarette smoking. Snus is banned in the United Kingdom and there is evidence it is associated with risk of adverse health effects and higher all-cause mortality. The Department has not established a...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Smoking (28 Apr 2022)

Maggie Throup: Smoking rates continue to decline and are currently approximately 13.5%. However, with variations across the country, there is further work to be done to meet the ambition to be smoke-free by 2030. We have established an independent review of tobacco control policies, which is expected to report in May 2022.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Tobacco: EU Law (28 Apr 2022)

Maggie Throup: No formal assessment has been made. However, smoking rates in the United Kingdom have reduced to 13.5% through investing in local stop smoking services, delivering targeted public health campaigns, introducing a strong regulatory framework and by encouraging smokers to switch to vaping to help them quit.

Smokefree 2030 — [Caroline Nokes in the Chair] (26 Apr 2022)

Maggie Throup: ...the personal circumstances of other hon. Members drive their passion too. I appreciate the passion and dedication shown by Members from all parties, who work together to tackle the harms caused by smoking. I am pleased to update the House on our progress towards achieving the Government’s smokefree 2030 ambition. Over the past 20 years, through successive and progressive policies, as...

Smokefree 2030 — [Caroline Nokes in the Chair] (26 Apr 2022)

Maggie Throup: ...important point. As has been mentioned by the hon. Gentleman, my hon. Friend the Member for Harrow East and the hon. Member for East Londonderry (Mr Campbell), who is no longer in his place, smoking rates are far higher in poorer areas of the country, among those socioeconomic groups. We see smoking rates of 20% in more deprived areas, compared with 5% in wealthier areas, and nearly one...

Smokefree 2030 — [Caroline Nokes in the Chair] (26 Apr 2022)

Maggie Throup: ...to all in-patients, pregnant women and people accessing long-term mental health and learning disability services until 2024. The Government also continue to explore ways to move smokers away from smoking and towards alternative nicotine products such as vapes, as highlighted by the hon. Member for North Tyneside (Mary Glindon). We know that the best thing a smoker can do for their health...

Smokefree 2030 — [Caroline Nokes in the Chair] (26 Apr 2022)

Maggie Throup: ...be published this month, so it is just a short delay that will not compromise the review’s impact. The hon. Members for Stockton North (Alex Cunningham) and for Blaydon (Liz Twist) talked about smoking in pregnancy. The Department continues to explore options to support smoking cessation among pregnant women, which will be set out in our new tobacco control plan. Already, as part of the...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Smoking: Brexit (26 Apr 2022)

Maggie Throup: Since the United Kingdom’s exit from the European Union in 2020, we have continued to support people to quit smoking by investing in local stop smoking services, delivering targeted public health campaigns and enforcing a strong regulatory framework. We have also commissioned an Independent Review into Tobacco Control, which will make recommendations to support the ambition for England to...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Oral Tobacco: Health Hazards ( 8 Apr 2022)

Maggie Throup: ...are harmful to health by causing oral, oesophageal and pancreatic cancers. It remains the Government’s policy to help people to quit all forms of tobacco use through behavioural support from stop smoking services, nicotine replacement therapy or e-cigarettes. There are no plans to set a product standard on chewing tobacco. Product standards for tobacco are contained in the Tobacco and...

Smoke-free England (29 Mar 2022)

Maggie Throup: ...(Sir Charles Walker) for calling this important debate. I am grateful to him for his contribution and I am grateful to other Members who share the Government’s ambition for Britain to be smoke-free by 2030. My hon. Friend is correct when he says that that means 5% of people smoking, but it would still be a great achievement to get from where we are now to just 5%. The UK is a...

Smoke-free England (29 Mar 2022)

Maggie Throup: ...Friend—speaks passionately about vaping, and we have had those conversations before. We know and acknowledge that reduced-risk products are not risk-free, but vaping is a way to help people stop smoking and it has been proven to be effective. We must continue to ensure that the products do not appeal to young people and non-smokers—that is really important. However, we need to get the...

Smoke-free England (29 Mar 2022)

Maggie Throup: My hon. Friend is quite right. It is important that we communicate the other ways people can stop smoking and, as the hon. Member for North Tyneside said, do so in such a powerful way. As Members of Parliament, we all have a role in getting those messages out, and I am sure that everybody in this room will be doing their bit in VApril to get that message through to the public. It is about...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Oral Tobacco: Health Hazards (21 Mar 2022)

Maggie Throup: ...Department has no intention to legalise banned tobacco products. Snus use is associated with raised all-cause mortality. Whilst the risks of adverse health outcomes caused by snus are lower than smoking, we have found no evidence that introducing snus to the United Kingdom market will bring health benefits given the existing availability of non-tobacco nicotine pouches. It remains the...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Oral Tobacco: Sweden (10 Mar 2022)

Maggie Throup: No formal assessment of the article has been made. The Department holds no assessment of adverse health outcomes caused by snus compared to smoking. Snus is banned in the United Kingdom and we have no plans to introduce additional tobacco products to the market. Alternative tobacco-free products are available, such as nicotine pouches.


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