Results 1–20 of 32 for smoking speaker:Jon Ashworth

State Pension Age: Review (30 Mar 2023)

Jon Ashworth: ...? It is not just because so many more people are waiting for treatment in the NHS, or cannot access health check-ups for blood pressure, cardiovascular disease or cancers. It is not simply because smoking cessation services have been so cut under this Government. It is not simply because mental health services are overwhelmed, addiction services have been cut back and we are now seeing the...

Health and Care Bill: Clause 138 - Commencement (23 Nov 2021)

Jon Ashworth: ...we welcome the ending of section 75. We also welcome some of the provisions around public health, particularly those on childhood obesity and advertising, but we wish the Bill had gone further on smoking cessation and alcohol. Madam Deputy Speaker, I know it is not the convention to praise Members on Third Reading as one does on Second Reading, but I praise the hon. Member for Bury South...

Smoking Cessation: Prescription of E-cigarettes ( 1 Nov 2021)

Jon Ashworth: We welcome the announcement that e-cigarettes will be available on prescription. It should be a really significant step in helping 7 million smokers to quit. As the Minister says, smoking kills; it leads to 90,000 deaths and 500,000 hospital admissions every year across the UK. I think she will find broad support for what she has announced, but the House would have preferred to have heard...

Health and Care Bill (14 Jul 2021)

Jon Ashworth: ...State has been reading—but we would go further. Why can we not have more restrictions on the advertising of unhealthy food around schools? Our public health crisis is about not just obesity but smoking and alcohol, so why are there no provisions in the Bill on smoking services and to ensure alcohol calorie labelling? We will table amendments on those issues in Committee. This is the...

Coronavirus (16 Jun 2021)

Jon Ashworth: I have not commented on it in my remarks so far, but I have commented on it in the past and I absolutely agree with the right hon. Gentleman. We need to do more to drive down smoking rates, we need to do more to deal with alcohol abuse and we need to do more with the fact that too many of us eat food that is high in salt and sugar. I am prepared to work with the Government to be more...

Coronavirus (16 Jun 2021)

Jon Ashworth: I understand the point that the right hon. Gentleman is making. It is in some ways similar to the flu point. We do not just glibly accept smoking. We take measures in society to try to push down rates. I do not think the House would want to go as far as to ban smoking outright, despite what any of us might feel as individuals about smoking, but we do what we can to push down smoking rates...

A Plan for the NHS and Social Care (19 May 2021)

Jon Ashworth: ...five years. The Queen’s Speech needed to include proposals to expand access to the appropriate cardiovascular healthcare facilities, but it also needed to include real interventions to tackle smoking and alcohol rates, and to reduce salt intake. Yes, there is a commitment to a tobacco control plan, but will there be a reversal of the 17% cuts to smoking cessation services? Given that...

Health Inequalities ( 4 Mar 2020)

Jon Ashworth: ..., I have run three London marathons to raise funds for alcohol charities—although that is not how I am proposing to fund services in the future. The Minister has to recognise that whether it is smoking cessation services—I am sure the right hon. Member for South West Wiltshire (Dr Murrison) was not implying that I do not think that smoking cessation is important—or drug and alcohol...

Health Inequalities ( 4 Mar 2020)

Jon Ashworth: ...increase. These are services that prevent ill health and promote health and wellbeing, as she knows, and those services have been left teetering after years of real-terms cuts of about £1 billion. Smoking cessation services have been cut, obesity services have been cut and drug and alcohol services have been cut, while health visitor numbers are falling, school nurse numbers are falling...

NHS Funding Bill (27 Jan 2020)

Jon Ashworth: ..., smokers and people who drink to excess. He said he would “not rule out” using social media to target people to change their ways. Pregnant smokers would get emails to encourage them to stop smoking. This is my favourite; this is what he actually said—well, it is quoted in the article: “Those in hospital with ailments related to alcohol abuse will be targeted for a ‘stern...

Health (14 May 2019)

Jon Ashworth: ...of areas is more likely to leave school obese and almost 70% more likely to be admitted to A&E. That child is less likely to receive measles, mumps and rubella vaccinations, more likely to take up smoking as a teenager, and more likely to need the help of specialist mental health services at some point. Of course, health inequalities have always existed, throughout the 71-year history of...

Health (14 May 2019)

Jon Ashworth: ...seem to agree that that is necessary. I shall run through—[Interruption.] The Secretary of State is chuntering. He will have a chance to respond to the points that I have made. We all accept that smoking is a No. 1 cause of ill health and early death, causing about 115,000 deaths a year. Some 480,000 hospital admissions are attributable to smoking, which is an increase of 6% since 2013....

NHS 10-Year Plan (19 Feb 2019)

Jon Ashworth: ...this year, even though the unmet need for treatment for alcohol problems has risen to 600,000 and admissions to hospital where alcohol is a primary factor have increased by 30%. Also cut are smoking cessation services and obesity services. Cuts to health visitors and early years initiatives correlate with a fall in vaccination rates. Admissions to hospital for whooping cough are up by 59%....

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Preventive Medicine: Finance (23 Jan 2019)

Jon Ashworth: ...the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the NHS Long Term Plan, how much funding has been allocated to specific new evidence-based NHS prevention programmes to (a) cut smoking, (b) reduce obesity,(c) the NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme, (d) limit alcohol related A&E admissions, (e) lower air pollution, and (f) in total; and whether that funding is (i)...

NHS Long-Term Plan ( 7 Jan 2019)

Jon Ashworth: ...a wider £1 billion of cuts to broader health spending, and that when those cuts are taken into account, spending will rise not by 3.4%, as he says, but by 2.7%? That will mean deeper cuts again to smoking cessation services, deeper cuts again to drug and alcohol addiction services and deeper cuts again to sexual health services when infections such as gonorrhoea and syphilis are on the...

Universal Credit: Prevention of Ill Health: Government Vision ( 5 Nov 2018)

Jon Ashworth: ...health services pencilled in for next year, including £17 million-worth of cuts to sexual health services, £34 million-worth of cuts to drug and alcohol services, £3 million-worth of cuts to smoking cessation services and £1 million-worth of cuts to obesity services. The Secretary of State did not mention childhood obesity in his remarks.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Smoking (25 Oct 2018)

Jon Ashworth: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the smoking quit rate was in (a) England, (b) each local authority, (c) each parliamentary constituency and (d) each clinical commissioning group area in England in each financial year since 2010-11.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Electronic Cigarettes (25 Oct 2018)

Jon Ashworth: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what comparative assessment his Department has made of the advice on the efficacy of e-cigarettes as a stop smoking aid between Public Health England’s document entitled Stop smoking options: guidance for conversations with patients and NICE’s document entitled Stop smoking interventions and services guidance.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Smoking: Health Education (24 Oct 2018)

Jon Ashworth: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many sites providing NHS stop smoking services have (a) closed and (b) stopped providing such services by local authority in each year since 2010-11.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Smoking (24 Oct 2018)

Jon Ashworth: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the smoking quit rate was for (a) BAME communities, (b) people living with mental health conditions and (c) people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in each financial year since 2010-11.


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