§ Mr. David Porter
To ask the Secretary of State for Health what action has been taken to achieve "The Health of the Nation" White Paper targets to reduce smoking prevalence in adults and children; and if she will make a statement.
§ Dr. Mawhinney
"The Health of the Nation" White Paper sets out a comprehensive strategy to reduce smoking prevalence including action on price, health education and ensuring effective controls on advertising. It also emphasises the key role of health authorities in leading moves to improve the health of local people including action to reduce smoking.