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Smoking: Health Hazards

Volume 463: debated on Thursday 19 July 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much was spent by his Department on treating smoking related diseases in each year since 1997, broken down by health authority. (150959)

Data are not collected in the format requested.

In the White Paper “Smoking Kills” a cost of up to £1.7 billion per year was identified as the cost to the national health service of treating smoking related diseases. This was based on research published by the Health Education Authority in 1997. These documents are available in the Library.