§ Mr. Blunkett
To ask the Secretary of State for Health what is her estimate of the total number of tobacco-related deaths in each year since 1983–84.
§ Mr. Sackville
The only statistics available are for 1988, published in the Health Education Authority's report "The Smoking Epidemic", copies of which are available in the Library. It was then estimated that smoking-related diseases account for some 110,000 deaths a year in the United Kingdom.