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Tobacco and Vapes Bill (16 Apr 2024)

Maggie Throup: As a former public health Minister, and a current vice-chair of the all-party parliamentary group on smoking and health, I am delighted to speak in this landmark debate today and to support the measures in this Bill. Today, the UK takes another significant step towards becoming smoke-free, which will safeguard the health and wellbeing of millions of people across the country from the threat...

Income Tax (Charge) (12 Mar 2024)

Maggie Throup: ...productivity of UK plc is determined by the state of the nation’s health. In a country where nearly 26% of the entire adult population is classed as obese, with around 6.4 million people still smoking, and more than 100 million work days in the private sector alone lost to sickness absences each year, we can no longer afford to ignore the threat that preventable diseases such as cancer...

Tackling Obesity — [Peter Dowd in the Chair] (27 Feb 2024)

Maggie Throup: ...is preventing ill health; I want to make it very clear that it is not nanny state, because good health provides choices. We are already looking at these issues through the way we are tackling smoking, and I commend my right hon. Friend the Minister for her proposed actions on that. Smoking is an addiction, and obesity is becoming an addiction—an addiction to food high in fat, salt or...

Rates of tobacco products duty (22 Nov 2023)

Maggie Throup: ...autumn statement my right hon. Friend has already used fiscal measures to help protect the public, and I welcome the increase in duty on hand-rolling tobacco. This should act as a disincentive to smoking and help the UK realise its ambition to become smokefree by 2030, as well as, more importantly, saving lives. Turning to the levelling-up agenda, the Government can never claim to have...

Building an NHS Fit for the Future (13 Nov 2023)

Maggie Throup: ...mention of public health or any health-related legislation. Yet just fifteen months later—although it was never officially acknowledged—the late King, who was conservatively estimated to have smoked 40 cigarettes a day from his early teens, succumbed at the age of just 56 to the effects of two smoking-related diseases: lung cancer and cardiovascular disease. It is therefore bittersweet...

Under-age Vaping (12 Jul 2023)

Maggie Throup: ...not learned the lessons of 80 years ago. Vapes should not be used as a recreational product or, as I described them yesterday, as confectionery. Vapes should only ever be used as an aid to stop smoking. I remind the House that it is illegal to sell cigarettes to under-18s. As I just indicated, vapes are an aid to quit smoking for adults and should never be seen in the hands of children,...

Health and Social Care: Vaping: Young People (11 Jul 2023)

Maggie Throup: Vapes are smoking-cessation products; they are not confectionery to be sold to children or a way of replacing one generation hooked on nicotine with another. Will my right hon. Friend update the House on the progress that the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency has made on licensing e-cigarettes and other inhaled nicotine-containing products as medicines, which would put out a...

Ultra-processed Food (21 Jun 2023)

Maggie Throup: ...again? They are far too distant in the future and, as I say, the health and wealth of our nation is far too important. A recent report by the Obesity Health Alliance argued that obesity is the new smoking. That comparison was reinforced by the announcement of £40 million to pilot ways to make the newest and most effective obesity drugs accessible for eligible patients. There is acceptance...

Backbench Business: Obesity and Fatty Liver Disease — [Mr Philip Hollobone in the Chair] ( 8 Jun 2023)

Maggie Throup: ...those policies being implemented successfully, the obesity rate continues to increase, so more needs to be done. A recent report by the Obesity Health Alliance argued that obesity is the new smoking. That comparison was reinforced yesterday by the announcement of £40 million to pilot ways to make the newest and most effective obesity drugs accessible to eligible patients. That is an...

Budget Resolutions and Economic Situation - Income Tax (Charge) (20 Mar 2023)

Maggie Throup: ...: how do we keep the UK workforce healthier for longer? The answer is through a combination of targeted public health measures aimed at prevention, such as tackling obesity and reducing levels of smoking, together with innovative health tech partnerships, such as the one signed by the Government and Moderna to invest in mRNA research and development and build a state-of-the-art vaccine...

Cancer Services ( 8 Dec 2022)

Maggie Throup: ...is: how do we help to prevent people from getting cancer in the first place? Across the UK, there are huge health disparities. When heat map after heat map is laid over the UK —whether for high smoking rates, high levels of obesity, high rates of cardiovascular disease, high rates of cancer, excess alcohol consumption or poorer health outcomes—they all show that the same areas are...

Smokefree 2030 ( 3 Nov 2022)

Maggie Throup: ...Foy) on securing this important debate, which I have been eagerly awaiting for some time. I wish the hon. Member for City of Durham a speedy recovery. I thank the all-party parliamentary group on smoking and health, which is so excellently chaired by my hon. Friend the Member for Harrow East, for all its work on this important area. It has undoubtedly been instrumental in changing the...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Smoking: Health Services ( 7 Sep 2022)

Maggie Throup: ...officials regularly meet with the devolved administrations to discuss tobacco control matters in the United Kingdom. This includes discussions on the recommendations in the Khan Review on stop smoking services and the age of sale of tobacco.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Electronic Cigarettes: Young People ( 5 Sep 2022)

Maggie Throup: The Government supports the use of vapes or e-cigarettes solely as a tool for adult smokers trying to quit smoking. We strongly discourage the use among children and young people. Regulations in the United Kingdom aim to prevent the uptake of vaping by children and young people. These include restrictions on mainstream TV and radio advertising; requirements on the messaging on packaging and...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Electronic Cigarettes: Young People ( 5 Sep 2022)

Maggie Throup: ...the recommendations made by the Khan Review, including measures to protect children and young people from starting vaping and how vaping can be promoted as an effective tool to help people quit smoking tobacco. We are assessing a range of options, including the potential benefits of banning cartoon characters, images and flavour names which might be appealing to children. In response to...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Smoking: North West (14 Jul 2022)

Maggie Throup: The prevalence of smoking among adults in the North West region has declined from 21.9% in 2011 to 14.5% in 2019. There remain disparities between areas within the region, with the highest prevalence in 2019 in Blackpool at 23.4% and the lowest in Trafford at 9.1%. One area, Cheshire East, saw no reduction in prevalence between 2011 and 2019. The difference in life expectancy between the most...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Smoking: Disadvantaged ( 7 Jul 2022)

Maggie Throup: There is a strong association between deprivation and smoking prevalence and individuals are more likely to smoke if they are living in an area of high deprivation.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Electronic Cigarettes: Health Hazards ( 4 Jul 2022)

Maggie Throup: Although not risk free, e-cigarettes or vapes, including disposables, are less harmful than smoked tobacco. A Cochrane Review, ‘Electronic cigarettes for smoking cessation’, found that the rate of adverse events reported for vapes is similar to that of nicotine replacement therapy. This Review is available at the following link: ...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Electronic Cigarettes: Advertising (30 Jun 2022)

Maggie Throup: ‘The Khan review: making smoking obsolete’ published on 9 June made recommendations to support the Government’s ambition for England to be smoke free by 2030. These recommendations include measures to support smokers switching to e-cigarettes, such as through changing advertising and marketing regulations. The Department is considering these recommendations and we will respond in the...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Tobacco: South Asia (28 Jun 2022)

Maggie Throup: ...various cancers, including oral, oesophageal and pancreatic cancers. It remains the Government’s policy to assist people to quit all forms of tobacco use through behavioural support from stop smoking services, nicotine replacement therapy or e-cigarettes.


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