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Northern Ireland Assembly: Members' Statements: Limavady United Football Club (29 Apr 2024)

Alan Robinson: I offer my congratulations to Limavady United Football Club, which has won the Playr-Fit premier intermediate league championship. That will see the club play in the championship next season, and, given the team that has been built by the manager, Paul Owens, which he has retained and added to, I have no doubt that it will hold its own in that league. I also want to congratulate the club on...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Electronic Cigarettes (29 Apr 2024)

Andrea Leadsom: The health advice is clear, if you don’t smoke, don’t vape, and children should never vape. Vaping can play a role in helping adult smokers to quit, but the Government is concerned about the worrying rise in vaping among children, with youth vaping tripling in the last three years and one in five children having now used a vape. Using the best available evidence is central to the...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Electronic Cigarettes and Smoking (29 Apr 2024)

Rachael Maskell: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment she has made of the potential merits of harm reduction approaches for people using tobacco and vaping products to end their dependencies.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Health Services: Standards (29 Apr 2024)

Andrea Leadsom: Our Delivery plan for recovering access to primary care has two central ambitions to improve access to general practice (GP): tackling the 8:00am rush and reducing the number of people struggling to contact their practice; and for patients to know on the day they contact their practice, how their request will be managed. We are doing this by modernising telephone systems, backed by £240...

Gambling Advertising - Question for Short Debate (25 Apr 2024)

Lord Addington: ...different situation to the one I originally related to the gambling experience. It is a private activity. We know that the constant hits lead to addiction, so how do we control this situation and limit the inevitable damage, in a few cases, to those few cases? That is effectively what we are talking about here. As many have mentioned, witty advertising lives with the young, even if they do...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Pregnancy: Smoking (25 Apr 2024)

Rachael Maskell: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps she is taking to encourage pregnant women to undertake smoking cessation programmes.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Pregnancy: Electronic Cigarettes (25 Apr 2024)

Andrea Leadsom: Our health advice on vaping is clear, if you smoke, it is better to vape, but if you don’t smoke, you should never vape. Evidence to date suggests vaping is less harmful than smoking. Research funded by the National Institute for Health and Care Research finds that pregnant women who vaped, when compared to women who used Nicotine Replacement Therapy, were twice as likely to quit, and that...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Smoking (25 Apr 2024)

Rachael Maskell: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps she is taking to help increase the number of people participating in smoking cessation programmes.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Smoking (25 Apr 2024)

Tan Dhesi: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps she is taking with Cabinet colleagues to help ensure that lobbying by the tobacco industry does not undermine future public health policies aimed at reducing smoking rates.

10. Short Debate: Primary care and the preventative agenda (24 Apr 2024)

Baroness Mair Eluned Morgan: Diolch yn fawr. I'd like to thank Peter Fox for bringing this debate to the floor of the house today. I'm really grateful for the opportunity to talk about this really important topic of prevention and the primary care agenda. Our long-term strategy for health and care in Wales, 'A Healthier Wales', emphasises the importance of well-being, prevention and early intervention to ensure health...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Electronic Cigarettes: Research (24 Apr 2024)

Andrea Leadsom: Vaping is never recommended for children, and carries the potential harms of future addiction while their lungs and brains are still developing. The health advice is clear, vapes can be an effective tool to help smokers quit, but young people and those who have never smoked should not vape, or be encouraged to vape. As stated by Cancer Research UK, this study contributes to our...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Electronic Cigarettes (24 Apr 2024)

Andrea Leadsom: Vaping can be an effective tool for adult smokers to quit smoking. However, the health advice is clear, if you don’t smoke, don’t vape, and children should never vape. This is why the Tobacco and Vapes Bill will give us powers to crack down on child friendly flavours and packaging, and to change the way vapes are displayed in shops, measures on which we will shortly consult. Inhaling...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Electronic Cigarettes: Advertising (24 Apr 2024)

Andrea Leadsom: The health advice is clear, if you don’t smoke, don’t vape and children should never vape. Advertising of vapes is already restricted by existing regulations. This includes a ban on advertising on television and radio, and through internet advertising, or commercial email. However, products can still be promoted elsewhere, such as on digital billboards. Whilst we are not currently...

4. Statement by the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Social Care: Creating a smoke-free generation and tackling youth vaping (23 Apr 2024)

Vikki Howells: Diolch, Dirprwy Lywydd, and thank you, Cabinet Secretary, for your statement today. I welcome your continued work to tackle the well-documented scourge of smoking and your work to address the newly developing health and societal issues associated with vaping. I visited my optician last week and was interested to see the work that was being done there to signpost people to smoking cessation...

Football Governance Bill (23 Apr 2024)

Lucy Frazer: I am sure that over the course of this debate many Members will raise issues of concern to them and their constituents. I emphasise that the Bill is about financial regulation, although I am very pleased that the Premier League has taken action on gambling advertising on the front of shirts, which is something we looked at very closely, and that the Government are taking action on vaping and...

Health and Social Care: Health Inequalities (23 Apr 2024)

Victoria Atkins: No, I do not, and I would point to the legislation that the Government brought forward last week, which is the largest and most significant public health reform that we can make to help the hon. Member’s constituents and those in other parts of the country who face inequalities. We know that smoking rates are disproportionately higher in poorer communities, which is one of the many reasons...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Electronic Cigarettes (23 Apr 2024)

Andrea Leadsom: Vaping can be an effective tool for adult smokers to quit smoking. However, the health advice is clear, if you don’t smoke, don’t vape, and children should never vape. We are concerned about the worrying rise in vaping among children, with youth vaping tripling in the last three years, and one in five children having now used a vape. Whilst anyone smoking should focus on giving up...

Parents: Separation - Question for Short Debate (22 Apr 2024)

Lord Farmer: My Lords, I thank all noble Lords contributing to what I consider an important debate this evening. I will not soft-pedal why we are discussing these issues: parental separation is an enormous and egregious problem, the scale and ramifications of which few seem ready to acknowledge. Parental separation is a recognised adverse childhood experience; by the time British children turn 14 years...

Covid-19: Response and Excess Deaths (18 Apr 2024)

Maria Caulfield: ...so far, we have had negative excess deaths. That goes specifically to his point. We are not complacent, though. As I set out in previous debates, when we have seen those rises in excess deaths—and we have seen significant excess deaths—we have looked at that data to see the cause behind it, whether it is the vaccine, covid, or other factors. We have been working so hard, and I am...

NHS: Long-term Sustainability - Motion to Take Note (18 Apr 2024)

Baroness Boycott: My Lords, it is a pleasure to take part in this debate and, like everyone else, I thank the noble Lord, Lord Patel, for introducing it so brilliantly. I also congratulate the noble Baroness, Lady Ramsey, on a really good maiden speech. This is an interesting week, in that we have decided to ban kids smoking. What we have not banned, and are in fact encouraging, is kids eating an appalling...


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