Smoking and Health APPG

First Registered: 30/07/2015 • Last updated on: 10/03/2021

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To monitor and discuss the health and social effects of smoking; to review potential changes to existing legislation to reduce levels of smoking; to assess the latest medical techniques to assist in smoking cessation; and to act as a resource for the group's members on all issues relating to smoking and public health.

Note: All-Party Parliamentary Groups (APPGs) are informal, cross-party groups formed by MPs and Members of the House of Lords who share a common interest in a particular policy area, region or country. APPGs have no official status within Parliament.


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Recent Documents related to Smoking and Health

1. Smoking and tobacco: applying All Our Health
16/06/2020 - Public Health England (PHE)
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Found: Guidance Smoking and tobacco: applying All Our Health Evidence and guidance

2. Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) - written evidence
16/04/2019 - Inquiry: NHS Long-term Plan: legislative proposals - Health and Social Care Committee
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Found: Action on Smoking and Health (ASH)NLN0030 Written evidence from Action on Smoking and Health (ASH)  Summary:Action

3. Health matters: smoking and mental health
26/02/2020 - Public Health England (PHE)
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Found: Guidance Health matters: smoking and mental health This edition of Health Matters focuses

4. Statistics on Smoking, England 2019
02/07/2019 - NHS Digital
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Found: Statistics on Smoking, England 2019 - GOV.UK

5. Fastest drop in smoking rates in over a decade as Stoptober launches
19/09/2019 - Public Health England (PHE)
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Found: Fastest drop in smoking rates in over a decade as Stoptober launches -

Latest Documents
Recent Speeches related to Smoking and Health

1. Smokefree England: Covid-19 and PHE Abolition
12/11/2020 - Commons Chamber

1: smokefree by 2030; notes the increasing disparities in smoking rates between the richest and poorest in society; - Speech Link
2: smokefree by 2030; notes the increasing disparities in smoking rates between the richest and poorest in society; - Speech Link

2. E-cigarettes
31/10/2019 - Westminster Hall

1: debate in the month of Stoptober, the big anti-smoking initiative, which I think has been successful, - Speech Link
2: to put out often crass and obvious statements on health, did not have the time to come and give us advice - Speech Link

3. WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control
05/03/2020 - Commons Chamber

1: progress in reducing smoking rates. The latest figures show that adult smoking has declined to a low - Speech Link

4. Tobacco Products Duty (Alteration of Rates) Order 2020
07/12/2020 - General Committees

1: decline in smoking rates. However, too many people still class themselves as smokers. Smoking remains the - Speech Link
2: they are seen as an established tool to reduce smoking and to ensure that tobacco duties continue to contribute - Speech Link

5. Heated Tobacco
26/06/2019 - Westminster Hall

1: fellow of Cancer Research UK.Smoking remains a terrible public health problem in the United Kingdom - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Smoking and Health
1. Smoking: Health Services
asked by: Neil Coyle
20/05/2020
... what plans the Government has to recommence (a) drug and (b) alcohol cessation support services once covid-19 lockdown restrictions have ended.

2. Smoking: Health Education
asked by: Lord Rennard
10/08/2020
... and (2) to motivate people to quit smoking in coming months.

3. Smoking: Health Services
asked by: Marquess of Lothian
16/01/2020
...To ask Her Majesty's Government what research they have undertaken into the correlation between reductions in Public Health England's anti-smoking budget and the number of smokers in England; and what are their projections for the future costs to the NHS of treating smoking-related illnesses as a result of any such reductions.

4. Smoking: Public Health
asked by: Dan Poulter
22/09/2020
... what his plans are for public health tobacco smoking policies and strategies following the merger of Public Health England with NHS Test and Trace and the Joint Biosecurity Centre.

5. Smoking: Public Health
asked by: Bob Blackman
13/07/2020
... 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.

Latest Questions
6 Current APPG Officers
Alex Cunningham Portrait
Alex Cunningham
Vice Chair
Labour - Stockton North
Joined: 29th August 2018
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Bob Blackman MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 020 7219 7082.

Email: bob.blackman.mp@parliament.uk

Public Enquiry Point:

John Waldron, Action on Smoking and Health, Suites 59-63, 6th Floor, New House, 67-68 Hatton Garden, London EC1N 8JY. Tel: 020 7404 0242

Email: john.waldron@ash.org.uk

Group's Website:

https://ash.org.uk/appg

Benefits in Kind
Date
26 Oct 2016
Source
Action on Smoking and Health
Description
Printing report; producing bulletins; funding a reception.
Value
£1,501
Date
1 Jul 2016
Source
Action on Smoking and Health
Description
Secretariat   From : 01/07/2016 To : 30/06/2017
Value
£1,501
Date
25 Mar 2015
Source
Action on Smoking and Health
Description
Reception
Value
£3,001
Date
1 Jan 2015
Source
Action on Smoking and Health
Description
Secretariat   From : 01/01/2015 To : 31/12/2015
Value
£1,501

No direct financial benefits are on record for the Smoking and Health APPG

Former APPG Officers
Kevin Barron Portrait
Kevin Barron
Vice-Chair
Labour - Former Member for Rother Valley
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Philippa Whitford Portrait
Philippa Whitford
Vice-Chair
Scottish National Party - Central Ayrshire
Joined: 28th September 2017
Departed: 5th November 2019
Baroness O'Cathain Portrait
Baroness O'Cathain
Vice Chair
Conservative - Life peer
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 2nd May 2017
No other APPG Memberships
Kevin Barron Portrait
Kevin Barron
Vice Chair
Labour - Former Member for Rother Valley
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 12th October 2016
No other APPG Memberships