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Smoking Cessation

Health written question – answered on 12th January 2010.

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Photo of Tom Levitt Tom Levitt Labour, High Peak

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps his Department is taking to encourage people to stop smoking.

Photo of Gillian Merron Gillian Merron Minister of State (Public Health), Department of Health

This Government have given active encouragement to people to stop smoking through setting up NHS Stop Smoking Services, smoke-free legislation, banning tobacco advertising, raising the age of sale and effective information campaigns.

A new tobacco control strategy will soon be published to help further reduce the damage caused by smoking.

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