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Passive Smoking

Volume 401: debated on Thursday 20 March 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the effects of passive smoking in the workplace. [98501]

I have been asked to reply.Research by the Department of Health's Scientific Committee on Tobacco and Health (SCOTH) into the general effects of exposure to environmental tobacco smoke is continuing.The results of a survey on smoking behaviour and attitudes, undertaken by the Office for National Statistics in 2002, are due to be published on behalf of the Department of Health this summer.