Smoking: Disadvantaged

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered at on 7 July 2022.

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Photo of George Howarth George Howarth Labour, Knowsley

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of the potential effect of living in an area of high deprivation on a person's likelihood of smoking; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Maggie Throup Maggie Throup The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

There is a strong association between deprivation and smoking prevalence and individuals are more likely to smoke if they are living in an area of high deprivation.

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