HC Deb 17 April 1962 vol 658 c33W
48. Mr. Dempsey

asked the Parliamentary Secretary for Science if he is aware of the growing incidence of lung cancer among females, attributed to smoking; and if he will order further research into this matter with a view to reversing this trend.

Mr. Denzil Freeth

The answer to the first part of the Question is yes. Whilst the Medical Research Council are supporting a wide programme in this field, the best way of reversing this trend is for women to smoke fewer cigarettes, particularly if they are heavy smokers.

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