HC Deb 28 July 1997 vol 299 c72W
Ms Julie Morgan

To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what measures he is taking in Wales to discourage young people from smoking. [10917]

Mr. Win Griffiths

In partnership with other agencies, the Health Promotion Authority for Wales is taking forward a range of activities to discourage young people from smoking, includinga teenage smoking programme which involves the development of classroom education material, research into school no-smoking policies and the sale of cigarettes to under-16s, and monitoring of tobacco advertising activity; Smokebusters Wales—a club for young people aged nine to 13 who pledge not to smoke; life education centers—mobile classrooms for primary schools which, among other things, help to promote awareness of how the body is affected by tobacco; a smoke-free class competition

The Government have also pledged to ban tobacco advertising and to produce a White Paper which will put forward a range of other measures to combat smoking.

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