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Tobacco And Tobacco Products (Advertising)

Volume 983: debated on Thursday 1 May 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if, following the publication of surveys confirming increasing public support for the banning of smoking in public places and that inhalation of cigarette smoke generally is found in substantial concentrations where smokers congregate to have harmed non-smokers, he will redouble his efforts to get as universally as possible the elimination of all forms of advertising of tobacco products.

I welcome the growing public recognition of the non-smoker's right to a smoke-free environment and attach very great importance to further measures to reduce the impact of tobacco advertising and promotion and, particularly, of those forms which may influence the attitudes of young people. These considerations are in the forefront of our thinking in our continuing negotiations with the tobacco industry on what should follow the voluntary agreement made with it by the previous Administration.