HC Deb 26 February 1973 vol 851 c301W
Dr. Summerskill

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services whether he will seek to arrange for the tar and nicotine yield of different brands of cigarettes to be printed on the individual packets.

Sir K. Joseph

I hope to publish shortly the tar and nicotine yields of brands of cigarettes sold in the United Kingdom. The manufacturers have agreed in principle to identifying broad guidance about tar yields on advertisements and on packages, as recommended by the Standing Scientific Liaison Committee, and my Department is at present considering with the manufacturers what information might best be put on packets and when this should be done.