HC Deb 03 July 1990 vol 175 c551W
Mr. John Evans

To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will include nicotine tablets on a trial basis among the items available on general practitioners' prescriptions.

Mrs. Virginia Bottomley

I assume that the hon. Gentleman is referring to Nicorette chewing gum. We do not intend to make this product available on NHS prescription as the advisory committee on borderline substances has consistently recommended that it has no therapeutic use in the treatment of disease.