HC Deb 01 March 1994 vol 238 c654W
Mr. Barry Jones

To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what progress has been made in the last five years in reducing the number of people who smoke.

Mr. Gwilym Jones

Provisional analysis of the 1993 health in Wales survey carried out by the Health Promotion Authority for Wales suggests that the number of adults aged 18 to 64 who smoke daily has decreased from 27.9 per cent. to 24.5 per cent. for women and from 31.8 per cent. to 27 per cent. for men in the five years 1988 to 1993.