HC Deb 24 January 1977 vol 924 cc492-3W
Sir George Young

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services whether the health warning which appears on the tar/nicotine tables has been approved by the independent Scientific Committee on Smoking and Health (the Hunter Committee).

Mr. Moyle

The wording of this warning—"Danger: cigarettes cause lung-cancer, bronchitis and heart disease"—was submitted to the Independent Scientific Committee on Smoking and Health. The Committee considered that it accorded with scientific and medical evidence and further commented that cancers, other than of the lung, can also be caused by smoking.