HL Deb 15 December 1997 vol 584 c68WA
Lord Stoddart of Swindon

asked Her Majesty's Government:

How many of the 300 daily deaths alleged by Dr. Jacky Chambers (Deputy Chief Executive of the Health Education Authority) in 1993 to be caused by smoking occur among each of the following age groups.

  1. (a) 64 and over;
  2. (b) 75 and over;
  3. (c) under 55.

Baroness Jay of Paddington

The Health Education Authority estimated that, in the United Kingdom in 1988, 110,000 people died as a result of their smoking—on average 300 people per day. These were estimates for the whole population, and were not broken down by age.