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Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Diabetes: Health Education (18 Feb 2020)

Jo Churchill: ...Health England (PHE) launched One You, a campaign targeted at men and women aged 40-60 to encourage them to make healthy changes such as increasing physical activity, improving diet, stopping smoking and reducing alcohol consumption, to reduce the risk of conditions such as diabetes. Additionally, PHE’s Change4Life campaign encourages families across England to ‘eat well, move more’....

Scottish Parliament: Fife Ethylene Plant (Elevated Flaring) (18 Feb 2020)

Alex Rowley: What we need is an independent inquiry that will look at the condition of the plant. I was a teenager when that plant was built, and I have lived in the communities around it for most of my life. I am well aware that unplanned flaring happens when something in the plant breaks. The flaring is a safety precaution, and if it did not occur, there would be a danger. At a recent public meeting...

Scottish Parliament: Social Prescribing (18 Feb 2020)

David Stewart: ...This week, The Sunday Times reviewed a book on neuroscience, which quoted the statistic that the impact that loneliness can have on a person’s emotional health is the equivalent of the impact of smoking 15 cigarettes a day. Social prescribing is well defined in the Royal College of Occupational Therapists briefing to MSPs as being “linked to an increased drive towards personalising...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Air Pollution (14 Feb 2020)

Rebecca Pow: ...October 2018. The proposals in this consultation included: Restrictions on the sale of wet wood for domestic burning Phasing out the sale of traditional house coal Applying sulphur standards and smoke emission limits to all manufactured solid fuels We expect to publish the response to this consultation in the near future. The Environment Bill, which was re-introduced to Parliament on...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Tobacco: Packaging (13 Feb 2020)

Jo Churchill: ...will also review the United Kingdom tobacco and e-cigarette regulatory framework so it continues to protect the nation’s health and support the prevention Green Paper ambition to make England smoke-free by 2030.

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Air Pollution: North of England (13 Feb 2020)

Rebecca Pow: ...consulted on and to which we intend to publish our formal response in the near future. The Environment Bill delivers key parts of the CAS, including measures to help local authorities tackle smoke emissions from domestic burning. The Bill also establishes a legally binding duty to set a target for PM2.5. The introduction of measures to meet this target will reduce PM2.5 concentrations...

Air Traffic Management and Unmanned Aircraft Bill [HL] - Committee (2nd Day): Amendment 25 (12 Feb 2020)

Lord Naseby: ...the Front Bench that the probing which the noble Lord has done should be listened to and assessed very carefully. Yesterday I went to a briefing on the importation of illegal tobacco. I have never smoked so I have no real personal interest other than ensuring that the revenue that should legitimately go to Her Majesty’s Government does so. There is little doubt that the people behind the...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Wood-burning Stoves (12 Feb 2020)

Rebecca Pow: ...reduce emissions from domestic solid fuel burning, the single largest contributor of fine particulate matter emissions. It will create a simpler mechanism for local authorities seeking to reduce smoke emissions within their areas. Additionally, in line with the Clean Air Strategy, Defra has consulted on the cleaner domestic burning of solid fuels and wood. We expect to publish the...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Electronic Cigarettes: Death (11 Feb 2020)

Jo Churchill: ...the USA, the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) is conducting surveillance to ensure they can identify potential cases. UK regulated e-cigarettes are far less harmful than smoking although not completely risk free. Five fatalities have been reported to the MHRA in the UK that may have been associated with e-cigarette use. Importantly there is no evidence that all...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Electronic Cigarettes (11 Feb 2020)

the Marquess of Lothian: ...have about the prevalence of e-cigarette use, particularly among young people; what evidence they are collecting to determine whether e-cigarettes and vaping devices are an effective way to stop smoking; and what action they are taking to ensure that there is full awareness of the health risks of using e-cigarettes and vaping devices amongst young people.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Smoking (10 Feb 2020)

Gregory Campbell: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether the Tobacco Control Plan 2017-2022 is making adequate progress to reduce adult smoking prevalence to 12 per cent by 2022.

Access to Palliative Care and Treatment of Children Bill [HL] - Second Reading (7 Feb 2020)

Baroness Finlay of Llandaff: ...they can achieve improvements without legislation, but it has not happened for decades. Major health improvements sometimes need the jolt of legislation and this is one of them. Two examples are smoking cessation, which needed a ban on advertising and smoking in public places, and wearing seat belts in cars. In recent years, many reports have highlighted deficits in palliative care...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Smoking: Public Buildings (7 Feb 2020)

Yasmin Qureshi: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether the Government plans to bring forward legislative proposals to ban smoking at the entrances of public buildings.

Written Answers — The Senior Deputy Speaker: House of Lords Terrace: Smoking (7 Feb 2020)

Lord Storey: To ask the Senior Deputy Speaker what progress has been made towards making the House of Lords terrace smoke free.

Persecution of Christians (6 Feb 2020)

Andrew Selous: ...agency, who was talking about being trained to look for things such as people who remained silent, with their eyes closed; people who were meditating; and habitual smokers or drinkers who quit smoking or drinking all of a sudden. Those people were to be watched closely, because those things were a sign that they might well be Christians. Severe recrimination, including torture, often...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Smoking (6 Feb 2020)

Andrea Jenkyns: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the NHS Long Term plan, what steps his Department is taking to help people stop smoking in areas where smoking is more prevalent.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Smoking: Children (6 Feb 2020)

Gregory Campbell: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the prevalence of smoking among 15 year olds.

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Wood-burning Stoves (6 Feb 2020)

Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park: Under the Clean Air Act 1993, the Government publishes a list of solid fuel combustion appliances exempted from the prohibition of smoke emissions in smoke control areas. To add a new appliance to the list, the manufacturer of the appliance must apply to HETAS, the appointed contractor, for approval. They must submit technical and testing documentation evidencing that emissions limits have...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Wood-burning Stoves (6 Feb 2020)

Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park: Under Part III of the Clean Air Act 1993 (CAA), it is an offence to emit smoke from a chimney of a building in a Smoke Control Area (SCA) unless burning an authorised fuel or using an exempt appliance. Local authorities are responsible for designation and enforcement of SCAs. To obtain exemption, appliances such as wood-burning stoves must pass smoke emissions tests. Exemptions are granted...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Air Pollution (6 Feb 2020)

Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb: To ask Her Majesty's Government how many pollution and smoke complaints it has not been possible to enforce due to the polluter having purchased an exception from the provisions of the Clean Air Act 1993.


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