HC Deb 19 January 1984 vol 52 c279W
16. Mr. Maclennan

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he has any evidence from the prison medical service about the extent of addiction to cigarettes by under-age inmates of custodial institutions.

Mr, Hurd

The experience of prison medical officers suggests that most young inmates, including those under 16, smoked before coming into custody but only a small proportion of these could be considered dependent on nicotine.