Smokefree 2030 — [Caroline Nokes in the Chair]

Part of the debate – in Westminster Hall at 9:30 am on 26th April 2022.

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Photo of Alex Cunningham Alex Cunningham Shadow Minister (Justice) 9:30 am, 26th April 2022

I wish the hon. Member a happy birthday and congratulate him on securing the debate. One of the problems that we have is that some deprived communities are in larger areas where the smoking rate has actually come down, but it has remained high within those communities. We also have a high incidence of smoking in pregnancy, which causes other tremendous problems. Does the hon. Member agree that we need specific action to help people who are pregnant to quit smoking, and that we also need to tackle the whole community at the same time?