Smoking: Mental Health

Department of Health written question – answered on 11th January 2017.

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Photo of Andrew Murrison Andrew Murrison Conservative, South West Wiltshire

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to reduce the disparity in smoking rates between people with and without mental health issues.

Photo of Andrew Murrison Andrew Murrison Conservative, South West Wiltshire

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when his Department plans to publish the next Tobacco Control Plan for England.

Photo of Nicola Blackwood Nicola Blackwood The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health

The Government is developing a new tobacco control plan, which we will be publishing shortly. The plan will focus on tackling health inequalities and supporting priority groups, including people with mental health problems, where smoking rates remain high.

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