Armed Forces: Smoking

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 14th March 2018.

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Photo of Mike Penning Mike Penning Conservative, Hemel Hempstead

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether he plans to monitor smoking prevalence among serving armed forces personnel and veterans; and if he will he make a statement.

Photo of Tobias Ellwood Tobias Ellwood The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence

The Ministry of Defence (MOD) has been monitoring smoking prevalence among UK Armed Forces personnel since 2014. We are taking targeted measures to reduce smoking rates in support of Government plans for a smoke free generation.

From January 2014 to January 2018 smoking prevalence among Serving personnel reduced by approximately 5%.

The MOD has no plans to monitor smoking prevalence in veterans.

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