HC Deb 06 December 1985 vol 88 c396W
Mr. Michael Brown

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he is satisfied that the funding of both Action on Smoking and Health and the Health Education Council campaign against smoking represents the most effective use of resources available to advertise the health risks of smoking.

Mr. Whitney

The work of the Health Education Council and ASH is an essential part of the Government's overall effort to alert the public to the health risks of smoking. The purposes of their campaigns are different but reinforce one another and have together undoubtedly contributed to the marked decline in smoking which this country has experienced in recent years.