§ 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.