§ 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.