HC Deb 09 January 2001 vol 360 c528W
24. Mr. Fabian Hamilton

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the impact of a ban on tobacco advertising on health. [142919]

Yvette Cooper

Studies of the impact of advertising bans in other countries suggest that a ban on tobacco advertising in the United Kingdom will reduce smoking by approximately 2.5 per cent. in the longer term, saving 3,000 lives a year in the process.