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Pregnancy: Smoking

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 22143, tabled on 25 June 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether it is his policy to include a target in the forthcoming Tobacco Control Plan to reduce the prevalence of women smoking during pregnancy to less than 6 per cent by the end of 2022.

This answer is the replacement for a previous holding answer.

Answered on

1 July 2021

The Government remains committed to reducing the prevalence of women smoking during pregnancy. Addressing this issue will be a priority for our new Tobacco Control Plan, which we will publish later this year. A number of targets are currently under consideration, which will support our ambition to be Smokefree by 2030.

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