Smoking: Public Health

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 13th July 2020.

Alert me about debates like this

Photo of Bob Blackman Bob Blackman Conservative, Harrow East

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much his Department has spent from the public purse on campaigns to promote the cessation of smoking in (a) 2018-19 and (b) 2019-20.

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

Expenditure on smoking cessation promotion by Public Health England for the periods of 2018-19 and 2019-20 are as follows:

2018-19: £2.16 million

2019-20: £1.78 million

The figures reference expenditure for advertising on television, radio, national press, regional press, out of home (outdoor), cinema, social and digital advertising.

All figures rounded to the nearest £10,000 and do not include VAT.

Recruitment advertising and media partnerships are not included. Paid search is not included.

Does this answer the above question?

Yes1 person thinks so

No0 people think not

Would you like to ask a question like this yourself? Use our Freedom of Information site.