Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 5th February 2020.

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Photo of Lisa Cameron Lisa Cameron Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Mental Health)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to take tackle smoking in the vicinity of (a) schools, (b) playgrounds and (c) hospitals.

Photo of Jo Churchill Jo Churchill The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

The Government has a track record of reducing the harm caused by tobacco. The United Kingdom is a world leader and we have been rated the best in Europe on tobacco control by independent experts.

The Health Act 2006 and the Smoke-free (Premises and Enforcement) Regulations 2006 made it illegal to smoke in public enclosed or substantially enclosed areas and workplaces. We support the development and implementation of smoke-free policies locally in and around public premises.

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