HC Deb 03 March 1982 vol 19 c142W
Mr. Arthur Lewis

asked the Prime Minister if, in view of the fact that the reasons given by Her Majesty's Government for the introduction of the compulsory use of car seat belts was that it would mean a saving of life, and since there are more losses of life and greater costs to the National Health Service by people smoking and drinking, Her Majesty' Government will examine the extent to which a similar system of prevention or cure can be introduced in respect of those who smoke and drink.

The Prime Minister

The Government are continuously pursuing more effective ways of preventing the disease and death which results from smoking and from misuse of alcohol.