HL Deb 21 July 1998 vol 592 c86WA
Baroness Jeger

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What is the annual cost to the United Kingdom taxpayers of campaigns in this country to reduce smoking. [HL2728]

The Minister of State, Department of Health (Baroness Jay of Paddington)

In 1998–99, the Government are funding smoking education campaigns in the United Kingdom totalling £7.5 million.

In addition, a wide range of health professionals run localised anti-smoking campaigns and offer smoking cessation advice and support. These costs can not be separately identified.