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Heart and Circulatory Diseases: Premature Deaths (22 Feb 2024)

Andrea Leadsom: First, may I congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for Watford (Dean Russell), and say how pleased we all are to see him fighting fit and in his place? I also say to the right hon. Member for Alyn and Deeside (Mark Tami) that we wish his son absolutely all the best and a speedy return to full health, and to the hon. Member for East Dunbartonshire (Amy Callaghan)—who has had so many...

Poverty Reduction - Motion to Take Note (22 Feb 2024)

Baroness Finlay of Llandaff: ...’s history with royalty goes back centuries. To go back in time, St Ethelbert, King of East Anglia, was murdered there by King Offa of Mercia—but I am glad there is now peace with the Welsh, and we welcome the right reverend Prelate’s input into Wales. He has important roles with our royalty. He took part in the Coronation, escorting Queen Camilla. He is head of the King’s...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Smoking: Young People (22 Feb 2024)

Craig Whittaker: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment her Department has made of the potential impact of the inclusion of heated tobacco products in the generational smoking ban on the Government's smokefree 2030 ambition.

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Electronic Cigarettes: Waste Disposal (22 Feb 2024)

Robbie Moore: A ban on the supply and sale of disposable vapes has been announced as part of the Government’s response to its consultation on smoking and vaping, launched in October last year. When littered, disposable vapes can introduce plastic, nicotine salts, heavy metals, lead, mercury, and flammable lithium-ion batteries into the natural environment. These items and substances contaminate waterways...

Scottish Parliament: National Health Service Dentistry (21 Feb 2024)

Sandesh Gulhane: a practising NHS general practitioner. There we have it from the cabinet secretary: everything is perfect. The SNP’s plans are perfect. Mr Rennie, why bother having this debate? Well, members and the public at large may recall the SNP promise at the last election to make NHS dentistry free at the point of care to everyone in Scotland by the end of this parliamentary session. Three...

Offshore Petroleum Licensing Bill: Clause 1 - Duty to invite applications for offshore licences (20 Feb 2024)

Wera Hobhouse: ..., Pavilion (Caroline Lucas), who has made a powerful case in explaining why the Bill should never have reached the House. This month is on course to break an unprecedented number of heat records, and the dangers of failing to reach net zero are staring us in the face. I say this again and again, and the hon. Lady has made a very powerful point. This Government, in the name of “protecting...

Public Bill Committee: Trade (Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership) Bill [Lords] (20 Feb 2024)

Greg Hands: .... Gentleman at any time. In answer to the hon. Gentleman’s point of order, I am happy for him to send me any evidence that he has. He said that the case was in 2016. He has been shadowing Trade and Business for most of the past eight years now, and it would appear to have taken him eight years to find the details of the case, which makes me think that it might not be the smoking gun that...

NHS Dentistry - Question (19 Feb 2024)

Baroness Finlay of Llandaff: Given that over 8,800 new oral cancers were diagnosed last year, and a fifth of those were in people under the age of 65, do the Government recognise that it is a false economy not to increase dentistry provision, dental hygienist screening for oral cancers and advice on prevention, such as by cutting down on smoking and so on? The cost of treating this, and of early morbidity to the country,...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Electronic Cigarettes (19 Feb 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. The NHS Better Health website provides advice for people who want to quit vaping. Local stop smoking services can also provide resources to support children and adult vapers to quit, through funding from the public health...

Lung Cancer Medicines - Question (14 Feb 2024)

Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford: I declare my interest as chair of Genomics England and a board member at BioNTech. Access to therapeutics is critical, but the earliest possible diagnosis is crucial for survivability. Although the new lung cancer screening programme is welcome, I draw the Minister’s attention to a paper published in the Lancet this month which said that, although it does have favourable participation and...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Electronic Cigarettes: Children (14 Feb 2024)

Andrea Leadsom: The Government is concerned about the worrying rise in vaping among children. Youth vaping has tripled in the last three years, and one in five children now use a vape. The health advice is clear: if you don’t smoke, don’t vape, and children should never vape. The Government’s response to the recent smoking and vaping consultation sets out our plan to introduce powers to crack down on...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Members' Statements: Heart Health Month (13 Feb 2024)

Gary Middleton: Thank you, Mr Speaker, for the opportunity to say a few words about Heart Health Month and National Heart Month. February is a month when charities and organisations across Northern Ireland and further afield raise awareness of heart health and the impact that it has on individuals and families. At the start of this month, many buildings across Northern Ireland were lit red to encourage...

Written Answers — Treasury: Alcoholic Drinks and Smoking: Excise Duties ( 9 Feb 2024)

Rachael Maskell: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will raise duty on (a) tobacco products, (b) vapes and (c) alcohol in the forthcoming Budget.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Tobacco ( 9 Feb 2024)

Lord Markham: In the United Kingdom, smoking is responsible for approximately 80,000 deaths a year and causes approximately one in four cancer deaths. It also costs the UK £17 billion a year and puts a huge burden on the National Health Service. This is why, alongside our plans to create a smokefree generation, we are also supporting more smokers to quit by nearly doubling funding to local stop smoking...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Smoking: Health Services ( 8 Feb 2024)

Mary Glindon: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what guidance her Department has issued to local authority smoking cessation services on whether they can offer disposable vapes through the Swap to Stop scheme; and whether her Department has received representations on the distribution of disposable vapes by local authorities from Yorkshire Cancer Research.

Local Government Finance ( 7 Feb 2024)

Clive Betts: Let me begin by thanking a few people. The shadow Minister, my hon. Friend the Member for Oldham West and Royton (Jim McMahon), referred to the report “Financial distress in local authorities”, which the Select Committee published last week and on which I made a statement in the House last Thursday. I want to thank the staff of the Committee and our special advisers for all the work that...

2. Questions to the Minister for Health and Social Services: A Smoke-free Generation ( 7 Feb 2024)

Lynne Neagle: Thank you. We are working with the other UK nations to take collective action on smoking and youth vaping and intend to legislate to create a smoke-free generation. This will make it an offence for anyone born on or after 1 January 2009 to be sold tobacco products, thereby protecting future generations.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Electronic Cigarettes ( 7 Feb 2024)

Andrea Leadsom: The health advice on vaping is clear: vaping can play a role in helping adult smokers to quit, but if you don’t smoke, don’t vape, and children should never vape. However, youth vaping has tripled in the last three years and one in five children have now used a vape. We know that disposable vapes have played a significant role in this rise, with 69% of children aged between 11 and 17...

6. Debate: The Draft Budget 2024-25 ( 6 Feb 2024)

Mabon ap Gwynfor: In discussing MEGs and capital and revenue, there is a danger that we lose focus on the important things, namely people. The people who have elected us to be here, the people whom we have the privilege of representing—they are the ones who will be affected, either directly by losing jobs or losing contracts, or else by failing to receive a service that could have saved their life or kept...

Premature Deaths: Heart and Circulatory Conditions - Question ( 6 Feb 2024)

Lord Markham: Yes. I thank my noble friend. Prevention is absolutely key, as is tackling things such as smoking—the smoke-free legislation will do this for a new generation—obesity, and high levels of sugar and fat in foods. These are all key parts of our armoury.

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