HC Deb 04 November 2002 vol 392 c136W
Dr. Fox

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps are being taken to tackle the problem of smoking in prisons. [77997]

Jacqui Smith

Individual prisons and their local national health service partners provide various services to help prisoners stop smoking. The range of services provided is determined locally. The Department is sponsoring pilots in five prisons to evaluate the effectiveness of smoking cessation services for prisoners and the best way of providing them.

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