The All Party Parliamentary Group on Smoking and Health occasionally issues press releases about its work or important smoking related topics. You can read these press releases using the links below.
22 July 2020 All Party Group urges Government to keep its foot on the pedal and publish plan to deliver a smokefree future A year after the Government’s announcement of its smokefree 2030 ambition, a new analysis of child smoking rates shows how the number of children under 16 taking up smoking fell dramatically as […]Read More
Government commits to protect public health policy from tobacco industry interference The Minister for Prevention, Public Health and Primary Care, Jo Churchill MP, responded in an adjournment debate in parliament last night  to recent revelations that the world’s biggest tobacco manufacturer is attempting to subvert the UK Government’s tobacco policy. The Chairman of the […]Read More
22nd July 2019 The Chairman of the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Smoking and Health, Bob Blackman MP, is delighted to welcome the publication today of the Prevention Green Paper with its ambition to end smoking by 2030.  The Green Paper is the start of a more detailed consultation process. The APPG welcomes […]Read More
3rd March 2019 New recommendations for central government significantly strengthen tobacco regulation in order to deliver the vision for prevention  and achieve the ‘smokefree generation’ envisaged in the 2017 Tobacco Control Plan for England. When the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care launched his vision for prevention, he asked for ideas […]Read More
18 July 2017 The All Party Group on Smoking and Health has welcomed the new Tobacco Control Plan for England, “Towards a Smokefree Generation”, which was published today by the Department of Health.  The APPG is delighted that the Government has responded to its calls for a new Tobacco Control Plan  and strongly […]Read More
13 October 2016 Members of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Smoking and Health will today be calling on the Government to publish its promised new Tobacco Control Plan without further delay.  The Government committed to a new plan after the previous one expired in December 2015 and to publication in summer 2016, but […]Read More