§ Sir George Young
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services whether the health warning which appears on the tar/nicotine tables has been approved by the independent Scientific Committee on Smoking and Health (the Hunter Committee).
§ Mr. Moyle
The wording of this warning—"Danger: cigarettes cause lung-cancer, bronchitis and heart disease"—was submitted to the Independent Scientific Committee on Smoking and Health. The Committee considered that it accorded with scientific and medical evidence and further commented that cancers, other than of the lung, can also be caused by smoking.