Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 6th February 2019.

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Photo of Bob Blackman Bob Blackman Conservative, Harrow East

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much his Department spent from the public purse on campaigns to promote the cessation of smoking in 2017-18.

Photo of Steve Brine Steve Brine The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

Expenditure on smoking cessation advertising campaigns by Public Health England in 2017-18 was £1.99 million.

Campaign spending is defined as covering only media spend. Figures are net, rounded to nearest £10,000. Figures exclude value added tax.

Media spend includes expenditure for advertising on television, radio, national press, regional press, out of home (outdoor), cinema and digital. Recruitment advertising and media partnerships are not included.

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