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Smoking (Children)

Volume 268: debated on Tuesday 12 December 1995

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To ask the Secretary of State for Health what new campaigns his Department intends to introduce to alert children to the dangers of smoking. [4724]

A new three-year programme aimed at 11 to 15-year olds will he launched next year when the present Health Education Authority campaign comes to an end. Additionally, the current national smoking education campaign is particularly aimed at parents, who are a key influence on children's smoking behaviour.