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Scottish Parliament: First Minister’s Question Time: Oil and Gas (New Licences) (13 Jun 2024)

Lorna Slater: ...energy transition needs to be evidence based. That evidence does not change on a case-by-case basis. The Scottish Government’s position is like a 40-a-day smoker being told by the doctor, “Stop smoking. You’re killing yourself,” and the smoker replying, “I’ll treat each cigarette on a case-by-case basis.” That position is not only threatening our environment but putting off...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Members' Statements: Diabetes Week (10 Jun 2024)

Stewart Dickson: ...not diabetic, my wife has been a type 2 diabetic for many years. Today marks the start of Diabetes Week, the awareness week for people living with diabetes that is marked every year by Diabetes UK and people living with diabetes across the United Kingdom, including Northern Ireland. In Northern Ireland, just under 115,000 people live with various types of diabetes. A further 73,000 people...

9. Short Debate: Dis-jointed care: Tackling joint and bone health in Wales ( 5 Jun 2024)

Altaf Hussain: Osteoporosis-related breaks most commonly occur in the hip, wrist or spine. Bone is living tissue that is constantly being broken down and replaced. Osteoporosis occurs when the creation of new bone does not keep up with the loss of old bone. Osteoporosis affects men and women of all races, but white and Asian women, especially older women who are past menopause, are at highest risk. And that...

Valedictory Debate (24 May 2024)

Bob Neill: It is a pleasure to follow my hon. Friend the Member for Cities of London and Westminster (Nickie Aiken), who reminded me that, as a young girl, she lived in Bromley. I am delighted to see her here. Like my hon. Friend, I started my career in local government, and it is exactly 50 years since I was elected to Havering Council. I was younger and somewhat more acned, which indicates something...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Alcoholic Drinks: Misuse (24 May 2024)

Andrea Leadsom: NHS England holds several data sources covering alcohol use for people aged under 18 years old, including the Smoking, Drinking and Drug Use among Young People survey. This data is collected every two years, and the next survey report is due Autumn 2024, and will include 2023 survey data. The guidance from England’s Chief Medical Officer for healthcare professionals is clear, an...

Business of the House (23 May 2024)

Catherine West: Although we welcome the forthcoming election, long-awaited Bills on smoking, leasehold, rental reform, which is desperately needed, and football governance will all fall. Is that not somewhat breaking a promise made in 2019?

NHS (23 May 2024)

Steve Brine: Record funding, a long-term workforce plan finally in place and serious investment at last from the Chancellor on health tech in the spring Budget. That is really welcome and a record to be proud of, as the Secretary of State said, but she will be aware that if demand continues to exceed supply, we have a problem. My right hon. Friend told us that she does indeed believe that prevention is...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Smoking (23 May 2024)

Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth: To ask His Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with (1) the British Medical Association, and (2) other health organisations, concerning the proposed generational ban on smoking.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Smoking (23 May 2024)

Lord Markham: Smoking is responsible for approximately 80,000 deaths a year in the United Kingdom and causes around one in four UK cancer deaths. Smoking is one of the most important preventable causes of disparities in health, and a significant contributor to the gap in life expectancy. Reduced smoking rates lead to fewer people dying from smoking-related diseases and fewer children exposed to second-hand...

Victims and Prisoners Bill - Report (4th Day): Amendment 121A (21 May 2024)

...1ConstitutionMembership1 (1) The IBCA is to consist of—(a) a Chair (who is to be a non-executive member),(b) at least 3, but not more than 6, other non-executive members,(c) a chief executive, and(d) at least 2, but not more than 5, other executive members.(2) The members are to be appointed in accordance with paragraphs 2 to 4.(3) A person exercising a power of appointment in accordance...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Executive Committee Business: Tobacco and Vapes Bill: Legislative Consent Motion (21 May 2024)

Robin Swann: ...has been talked about — the Committee Chair talked about it — is supported by the comprehensive action plan, which includes educational initiatives in schools. There is also, however, a stop smoking and vaping pilot service in schools in the south eastern area. The PHA is exploring models for supporting smoking cessation in disadvantaged communities, and there is continued investment...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Electronic Cigarettes (21 May 2024)

Rachael Maskell: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if she will make an assessment of the potential merits of ending the use of vapes for smoking cessation.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Smoking (21 May 2024)

Rachael Maskell: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether she has made an estimate of the number of people who start smoking tobacco as a result of using vapes.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Nicotine Replacement Therapy (21 May 2024)

Andrea Leadsom: When accompanied by behavioural support, nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) has proven to be effective for smoking cessation, including for adolescents, although to a lesser degree. Since 2008, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence recommends prescribing slow acting NRTs, such as patches and gum, for young smokers aged 12 to 17 years old, combined with behavioural support....

Written Answers — Department for Education: Electronic Cigarettes: Health Education (21 May 2024)

Damian Hinds: The department has included a specific reference to the dangers of e-cigarettes in the amended relationships, sex and health education (RSHE) statutory guidance, which was published for consultation on 16 May 2024. On 1 June 2023, my right hon. Friend, the Prime Minister, announced an intervention which will take steps to prevent children obtaining e-cigarettes illegally. The current RSHE...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Smoking (20 May 2024)

Alexander Stafford: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if she will make an estimate of the number of hospital admissions for issues related to pipe smoking in the last (a) 12 months, (b) five years and (c) 20 years.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Tobacco and Vapes Bill (20 May 2024)

Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth: To ask His Majesty's Government what data they collected on other countries that have restricted smoking when drafting the Tobacco and Vapes Bill.

Backbench Business: Inequalities in Dementia Services — [Christina Rees in the Chair] (16 May 2024)

Debbie Abrahams: ...crux of the issues we are facing. First of all the target is not ambitious enough, but as he rightly says there are these inequalities. I prefer calling a spade a spade, so these are inequalities and we need to call them what they are. Although the national picture is poor, if we dig further into the data we can see that there is a huge regional inequality in dementia diagnosis rates. In...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Alcoholic Drinks and Smoking: Health Services (16 May 2024)

Andrew Bridgen: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if she will make an estimate of the cost to the public purse of treating (a) smoking related illnesses and (b) alcohol related illnesses in the last 12 months.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Diabetes: Nicotine (16 May 2024)

Andrea Leadsom: Studies have shown that smokers are 30% to 40% more likely to get type 2 diabetes than people who don’t smoke. Smoking can also make managing the condition more difficult, because high levels of nicotine can lessen the effectiveness of insulin. Such studies have focussed on the impact of nicotine contained within cigarettes, rather than alternative nicotine delivery methods, and the...


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