HC Deb 13 June 2003 vol 406 cc350-1W
17. John Robertson

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what action he is taking to combat(a) cancer, (b) cardiovascular disease and (c) other conditions linked to smoking. [116540]

Ms Blears

To help prevent conditions linked to smoking we have established a comprehensive tobacco programme focussed on delivering a reduction in the number of smokers. As part of this, between April 1999 and December 2002 over 529,000 people set a quit date with the help of the national health service smoking cessation services.

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