Thursday 25th January 2024

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Ministerial Corrections
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Smokefree Future
The following is an extract from the Westminster Hall debate on a Smokefree Future on 11 January 2024.
Andrea Leadsom Portrait The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health and Social Care (Dame Andrea Leadsom)
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First, let us be crystal clear: the tobacco and vapes Bill will save many lives. Unlike other consumer products, there is no safe level of nicotine consumption; it is a product that kills up to two thirds of its long-term users and causes 70% of lung cancer deaths.

[Official Report, 11 January 2024, Vol. 743, c. 178WH.]

Letter of correction from the Under-Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, the right hon. Member for South Northamptonshire:

An error has been identified in my response to the Westminster Hall debate on a Smokefree Future. The correct information is as follows:

Andrea Leadsom Portrait The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health and Social Care (Dame Andrea Leadsom)
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First, let us be crystal clear: the tobacco and vapes Bill will save many lives. Unlike other consumer products, there is no safe level of tobacco consumption; it is a product that kills up to two thirds of its long-term users and causes 70% of lung cancer cases.