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Tobacco Advertising (Voluntary Agreement)

Volume 33: debated on Tuesday 30 November 1982

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services when the new voluntary agreement between the Government and the tobacco industry will come into effect.

Certain items of agreement, for example the restrictions on advertising expenditure, are already in effect. The remaining terms will be brought into effect as soon as practicable.


asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he is satisfied with the voluntary code for tobacco advertising with particular reference to the provision of Government health warnings.

Yes. I am satisfied that the agreement I announced on 27 October will ensure that no one smokes cigarettes without being reminded that cigarettes can seriously damage his health.

Period of waitingHospital
BroadmoorRamptonMoss SidePark LaneTotal
Up to 3 months121014440
3 to 5 months4104220
6 to 8 months343313
9 to 11 months36514
12 to 23 months24217263
24 to 35 months5204231
36 to 47 months415
Over 4 years11516