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NHS: Smoking

Department of Health written question – answered on 13th November 2017.

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Photo of Anna Turley Anna Turley Labour/Co-operative, Redcar

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will bring forward legislative proposals to prohibit smoking on the grounds of hospitals, health centres and other NHS buildings in England.

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

The Department supports the implementation of smokefree policies across all hospitals in England. The Government published the Tobacco Control Plan on 18 July 2017, which outlines the ambition of achieving a smokefree National Health Service estate by 2020. There are no plans for new legislation.

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