Results 41–60 of 89 for smoking speaker:Maggie Throup

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Electronic Cigarettes (23 Feb 2022)

Maggie Throup: ...legislation to include vaping. The provision of separate vaping areas is a matter for individual organisations. While there is clear evidence of harm from tar and carbon monoxide from cigarette smoke, there is no comparable evidence of harm from second-hand exposure to vaping.

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

Maggie Throup: ...Disparities’ Vaping in England annual report will include data on the use of nicotine pouches amongst adults and youth. It will not, however, focus on the potential role of nicotine pouches in smoking cessation. Plans for reviewing the wider evidence base for nicotine pouches are being considered.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Tobacco: Mortality Rates ( 9 Feb 2022)

Maggie Throup: ...all-cause mortality among snus users although this is lower than for tobacco smokers. Snus use also has cardiovascular risks. We are exploring a range of proposals to reduce the harms caused by smoking as part of the forthcoming tobacco control plan. This will not include proposals to introduce additional tobacco products into the market, such as oral tobacco.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Electronic Cigarettes: Children and Young People ( 9 Feb 2022)

Maggie Throup: The Government is clear that we only support the use of e-cigarettes as a tool for smokers to quit smoking. We will continue to strongly discourage non-smokers and children from using them. Regular use of e-cigarettes amongst children remains low, at around 2% of 11 to 15 year olds in 2018. This is as a result of our strong regulatory framework including restrictions on advertising, packaging...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Tobacco: Taxation ( 3 Feb 2022)

Maggie Throup: The Department continues to work with HM Treasury regarding tobacco taxation and revenue funding. This includes reviewing options to raise additional funds to support the ambition to be smoke-free by 2030.

Health Inequalities: Office for Health Improvement and Disparities — [Derek Twigg in the Chair] (26 Jan 2022)

Maggie Throup: ...services, including the economic cost of preventable ill health to the NHS and the welfare system. To address those issues, we are investing in tackling the key contributors, such as obesity and smoking. We are also investing £500 million to transform Start4Life and family health services.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Smoking: Health Education (10 Jan 2022)

Maggie Throup: The Department spent an estimated £1.32 million on smoking cessation promotion in 2020/21. This figure includes expenditure for advertising on television, radio, national and regional press, outdoor, social and digital advertising. However, it does not include other expenditure on recruitment advertising, media partnerships and paid searches.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Public Health ( 4 Jan 2022)

Maggie Throup: ...in the Office for Health Improvement and Disparities runs a wide range of health improvement campaigns and programmes to encourage and support people to adopt healthier behaviours such as quitting smoking, being more physically active and eating better. However, it does not currently run any campaigns which require or compel the public to follow guidance, regulations or law, therefore no...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Oral Tobacco: Health Hazards (15 Dec 2021)

Maggie Throup: ...cancer, high blood pressure, increased mortality in the aftermath of a heart attack or stroke and type 2 diabetes. While the risks of adverse health outcomes caused by snus are far lower than smoking, it remains the Government’s policy to help people to quit all forms of tobacco use.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Smoking: Health Hazards (15 Dec 2021)

Maggie Throup: Although they are not risk free, we do promote the role that e-cigarettes can play in smoking cessation, whilst managing the risks to non-smokers and young people. Oral tobacco, including snus, is banned in the United Kingdom under the Tobacco and Related Products Regulations 2016. There is evidence that oral tobacco products can contain carcinogenic substances which increases the risk of...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Smoking: Young People (13 Dec 2021)

Maggie Throup: Whilst smoking rates have decreased amongst those aged 16 to 24 years old in Norway, overall levels of tobacco use have remained stable. Evidence shows that the consumption of any tobacco product is harmful. We will continue to promote the use of nicotine replacement therapy and e-cigarettes as a way to quit smoking.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Health Services (13 Dec 2021)

Maggie Throup: ...following link: www.healthcheck.nhs.uk/commissioners-and-providers/national- guidance/ The NHS Health Check is an important gateway to helping people access interventions such as support to stop smoking. These services have continued to operate during the pandemic response as individuals are able to refer themselves directly.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Obesity: Disadvantaged ( 9 Dec 2021)

Maggie Throup: ...local government, the National Health Service, the voluntary sector, industry and the wider public health system to systematically tackle the top preventable health challenges, such as obesity and smoking, improving the public’s overall health and tackling health disparities.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Smoking: Young People (19 Nov 2021)

Maggie Throup: Data on smoking prevalence in Norway is available for 16 to 24 year olds. Daily smoking prevalence has fallen from 29% in 2000 to 1% in 2020. However, prevalence of occasional smoking among this age group has remained similar since 2000 and was 14% in 2020. Comparable data on smoking prevalence for the United Kingdom is not available. In England, current smoking prevalence among 16 to 24 year...

Tobacco Control Plan — [Mr Peter Bone in the Chair] (16 Nov 2021)

Maggie Throup: ...my hon. Friend the Member for Harrow East (Bob Blackman) for securing this important debate and for sharing his personal story with us. I also thank members of the all-party parliamentary group on smoking and health for their tireless work on tobacco control, as well as the APPG on vaping for their work. The UK is rightly recognised as a world leader on tobacco control. That is because it...

Tobacco Control Plan — [Mr Peter Bone in the Chair] (16 Nov 2021)

Maggie Throup: I could not agree more with my hon. Friend. The burden of tobacco harms is not shared equally: smoking rates are far higher in poorer areas of the country, and among the lowest socioeconomic groups. Alongside the tragedy created by illness and early deaths, the NHS bears the heavy financial burden of £2.5 billion every year from smoking. In 2019-20, smoking was responsible for nearly half a...

Tobacco Control Plan — [Mr Peter Bone in the Chair] (16 Nov 2021)

Maggie Throup: ...explore whether further action is needed against companies that have breached regulations. My hon. Friend the Member for Rugby asked a number of questions. I understand that the ONS will publish smoking prevalence data for 2020 next month. As I have already said, COP9 was one of the best attended conferences of the parties so far. I understand that there was a real buzz and an appetite to...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Public Health: Football (12 Nov 2021)

Maggie Throup: ...and English Football League clubs, which are often commissioned or delivered with local authority public health teams and the National Health Service. The clubs deliver interventions such as smoking cessation, health checks, physical activity, healthy eating promotion and weight management services. OHID’s Better Health campaign is partnering with the English Football League Trust who...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Smoking: Children ( 9 Nov 2021)

Maggie Throup: The current Tobacco Control Plan for England has an objective to reduce the number of 15 year olds who regularly smoke from 8% to 3% or less by the end of 2022. The latest available NHS Digital data from 2018 shows a prevalence of 5.3%. This data also shows that approximately 25% of 11 to 15 year olds had ever used an e-cigarette, but regular use of e-cigarettes (use at least once a week)...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Tobacco: Smuggling ( 9 Nov 2021)

Maggie Throup: Local authorities make funding decisions through the public health grant about the services needed to meet the needs of their populations and this includes stop smoking services and campaigns. Central funding is also provided to local authorities for local trading standards activity including illicit tobacco. Local authorities will decide how this is allocated across local services. In...


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