Smoking

Department of Health written question – answered on 8th September 2017.

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Photo of Sharon Hodgson Sharon Hodgson Shadow Minister (Public Health)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has to fund tobacco cessation services during this Parliament.

Photo of Steve Brine Steve Brine The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health

Smoking cessation services are a key part of the Government’s tobacco control strategy which is outlined in the recently published tobacco control plan. Councils will receive £16 billion of public health funding between 2016 and 2021 to provide vital services for their local population including smoking cessation services. Funding plans beyond 2021 will be the subject of a new Spending Review.

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