HL Deb 11 February 1998 vol 585 c188WA
Lord Braine of Wheatley

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What public assistance is currently available to smokers who wish to quit. [HL527]

Baroness Jay of Paddington:

In 1997–98, the Government are funding a Health Education Authority-run adult smoking education campaign costing £5.5 million. As part of the campaign, £700,000 is being given to Quit to operate the Quitline—a telephone helpline—which offers smoking cessation advice, counselling and support.

In addition, a wide range of health professionals, notably general practitioners, routinely offer cessation advice and support. These costs cannot be separately identified.