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Question for Department of Health

UIN 55998, tabled on 2 December 2016

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he had made of the level of regional variation in smoking prevalences across England; and whether the Government plans to take steps to address those regional variations.

Answered on

12 December 2016

There are unacceptable variations in smoking prevalence across England which ranges from 9.5% to 26.8%. This information can be found as part of the Tobacco Control Profiles at:

http://www.tobaccoprofiles.info/

The new tobacco control plan will place tackling these inequalities at its heart.