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Smoking

Volume 493: debated on Thursday 4 June 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the effect the prohibition on smoking in public places has had on the incidence of littering. (277810)

The Department has not conducted any specific research into the impact on litter since the implementation of the smokefree law in England in July 2007.

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent research he has (a) commissioned and (b) evaluated on the use of branded generics in nicotine replacement therapy. (277830)

A significant body of research evidence exists around the use of nicotine replacement therapy in supporting smokers to quit.

The Department has not commissioned specific research on the use of branded generics in nicotine replacement therapy.

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what expenditure the NHS incurred on nicotine replacement therapy products in the most recent year for which figures are available. (277831)

In 2008, the net ingredient cost of prescriptions for nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) dispensed in England was £30,009,015. This figure does not include NRT provided without a prescription by national health service stop smoking services clinics whose figures for this activity are not collected centrally.